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1. Manipulation of variables

  • In experiments, an independent variable should be manipulated to determine its effect on a dependent variable.
  • A statement a the beginning of an investigation that serves as a predicition derived from a theory
  • investigation that serves as a predicition derived from a theory
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2. Objectivity

  • There is no bias and data can be interpreted one way, the use of quantitative data for example is more objective than qualitative data
  • The ability to test hypothesis to find out whether a theory is true or false.
  • The ability to repeat a measurement of behavior, in order to have replicability , there must be a standardised procedure, participants are tested in the same way

3. Hypothesis Testing

  • investigation that serves as a predicition derived from a theory There are different types of hypothesis , which need to be stated in a form that it can be tested. It should be clear how the independent variable has been manipulated.
  • he ability to repeat a measurement of behavior, in order to have replicability , there must be a standardised procedure, participants are tested in the same way
  • In experiments, an independent variable should be manipulated to determine its effect on a dependent variable.

4. Cause & effect

  • The manipulation of an independent variable to test the effect on a dependent variable.
  • The ability to repeat a measurement of behavior
  • There is no bias and data can be interpreted one way
  • the ability to test hypothesis to find out whether a theory is true or false.

5. Replicability

  • The ability to repeat a measurement of behavior, in order to have replicability , there must be a standardised procedure, participants are tested in the same way
  • There is no bias and data can be interpreted one way
  • the ability to test hypothesis to find out whether a theory is true or false.

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