Extraneous variables

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What are the 4 types of extraneous variables?
Situational variables, participant variables, experimenter effects and demand characteristics.
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What are situational variables?
Aspects of the environment that could affect a participant's behaviour e.g. noise, temperature, light levels.
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How can situational variables be controlled for?
Standardised procedure used for all to ensure conditions are same for all participants.
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What do participant variables refer to?
The ways participants vary from each other. E.g. mood, intelligence, concentration.
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How can participant variables be controlled for?
By using a different experimental design or randomly allocating participants to the conditions.
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What are experimenter effects?
Experiment bias where the experimenter can give clues to participants about how they should behave.
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What about the experimenter can also affect the participant's behaviour?
The personal attributes e.g. gender, age, accent.
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