Different Research Methods

HideShow resource information
Lab Experiments
in an artificial setting. The aim is to control all the variables apart from the independents variable
1 of 11
Field Experiments
are experiments in a natural environment where the variable is manipulated so that the effect can be measured
2 of 11
Natural Experiments
Measures variables not manipulated directly by the experimenter e.g. Comparing behaviour in single sex and mixed schools
3 of 11
Naturalistic Observation
Observing subjects in their natural environment. No interference
4 of 11
Correlational Research
Research to find a link between two variables
5 of 11
Open question questionnaire
– where there are lines to write your own answer
6 of 11
Structured Interviews
Follow a fixed set of questions. A spoken questionnaire.
7 of 11
Case Studies
Intensive description a single person/case
8 of 11
Triangulation
Using both quantitative and qualitative methods
9 of 11
Unstructured interviews
May have a set of questions to ask but may also go on to ask other questions in order to get other information.
10 of 11
Closed question questionnaire
where you select one of the options
11 of 11

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

are experiments in a natural environment where the variable is manipulated so that the effect can be measured

Back

Field Experiments

Card 3

Front

Measures variables not manipulated directly by the experimenter e.g. Comparing behaviour in single sex and mixed schools

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Observing subjects in their natural environment. No interference

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Research to find a link between two variables

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Research methods and techniques resources »