Experiments in Sociology

What are the three main types of experiments
Laboratory, Field, Comparative method
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Outline what a laboratory experiment is
An experiment that takes place in artificially created and controlled environment like a lab
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Outline what a field experiment is
An experiment that takes place in a real life situation like a hospital or school
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What is the comparative method
When two or more similar societies/groups are compared to look for correlations
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What do experiments aim to do?
They aim to measure the independent variables effect on the dependant variable
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What are the key features of an experiment?
Control over variables, precise measurement and establishing cause and effect relationships
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