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Describe a laboratory experiment...
1. Standardised procedure, 2. Controlled setting, 3. IV manipulated, 4. DV measured, 5. Control of extraneous variables, 6. Random allocation, 7. Participants aware behaviour is being studied.
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What are the strengths of laboratory experiments?
1. Replicable, so increases reliability, 2. Internal validity, 3. Objectivity (results).
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What are the weaknesses of laboratory experiments?
1. Low validity (task fake), 2. Poor ecological validity (setting is set up), 3. Demand characteristics
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Describe a field experiment...
1. Standardised procedure, 2. Natural setting, 3. IV manipulated, 4. DV measured, 5. Attempt to control extraneous variables, 6. Random allocation is not possible, 7. Participants often unaware behaviour is being studied.
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What are the strengths of field experiments?
1.
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