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Reliability
Can the study be repeated to obtain similar results? Is the study replicable?
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Validity
The extent to which the study measures and what it claims to measure.
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Subjectivity
Based on or influenced by personal views or opinions.
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Objectivity
Not influenced by personal views or opinions.
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Generalisability
The extent to which the results of the study can be extended to the target population and natural settings.
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Credibility
Links to validity- if the findings relate to real life they are more credible.
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Quantitative Data
Type of information that can be expressed numerically.
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Qualitiative Data
Information describing meaning or experiences.
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Random Sampling
Individuals randomly selected from a population in order to collect information representative of a bigger target population.
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Stratified Sampling
Mini-reproduction of the population. Population is divided into characteristics of importance for the research. Eg Gender, Age, Religion Ethnicity etc
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Volunteer Sampling
An advertisment is put out and willing participants respond to this.
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Oppotunity Sampling
Finding willing participants who are free at the time of the study.
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The extent to which the study measures and what it claims to measure.

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Not influenced by personal views or opinions.

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The extent to which the results of the study can be extended to the target population and natural settings.

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