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Lab Experiments
It is conducted in a well-controlled environment. The researcher decides everything. Participants are randomly allocated to each independent group.
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Quasi-Experiments
It is one that lacks the key experimental ingredients of random assignments.
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Natural Experiments
These are conducted in real life of the participants environment. The researcher also has no control over the Independent Variable.
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Field Experiments
These are conducted in real life. But researchers can manipulate the Independent Variable but in a real life setting.
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Participant Observations
This is when the researcher becomes actively involved with the participants behavior.
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Non-Participant Observations
This is when the researcher observes the behaviour of the participants but from a distance.
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Naturalistic
This is when the researcher observes naturally occurring behaviour of the participants but from a distance.
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Controlled
This is when the researcher controls elements of the study.
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Content Analysis
A method of turning Qualitative Data into Quantitative Data.
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Structured Interviews
A structured interview with predetermined questions.
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Semi-Structured Interviews
This is a combined interview of elements from a Structured / Unstructured Interview.
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Unstructured Interviews
This is where a topic is picked but the questions are developed as the interview goes on.
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Questionnaire
This is a written method of data collection with pre-listed questions.
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Correlational Studies
Accessing the relationship between Co-Variables.
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Case Studies
It is an in depth investigation. A Case Study will include a wide range of Quantitative Data / Qualitative Data.
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Self-Reports
This is a method that involves asking a participants about their feelings, attitude, beliefs, etc.
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It is one that lacks the key experimental ingredients of random assignments.

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Quasi-Experiments

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These are conducted in real life of the participants environment. The researcher also has no control over the Independent Variable.

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These are conducted in real life. But researchers can manipulate the Independent Variable but in a real life setting.

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This is when the researcher becomes actively involved with the participants behavior.

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