Research Methods and Ethics

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Key Words and Definitions.

Hypothesis- A precise and testable statement of what the researcher predicts the outcome of the study will be.

Independent variable - The variable that is manipulated by the researcher.

Dependent Variable - The measured outcome.

Ecological Validity- How much the findings of a stufy can be generalised in real life and beyond the research setting.

Quantitive Data - Numerical data, it can be easily analysed.

Qualitive Data- More detailed data in word form that usually…


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