Research Methods - Pilot Studies

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: emortimer
  • Created on: 19-05-16 09:46
Pilot study
A small-scale version of an investigation that takes place before the real investigation is conducted. The aim is to check that procedures, materials, measuring scales etc work and to allow the researcher to make changes or modifications if necessary
1 of 10
Single-blind procedure
A type of research design in which a participant is not aware of research aims and/or of which condition of the experiment they are receiving. Attempt to control for the confounding effects of demand characteristics
2 of 10
Double-blind procedure
Neither the participant nor researcher conducting the study are aware of the research aims or other important details of a study and thus have no expectations that might alter a participant's behaviour
3 of 10
Control groups and conditions
With an independent groups design, a group of participants who receive no treatment. Their behaviour acts as a baseline against which the effect of the IV may be measured
4 of 10
Naturalistic observation
Watching and recording behaviour in the setting within which it would normally occur
5 of 10
Controlled observation
Watching and recording behaviour within a structured environment i.e. one where some variables are managed
6 of 10
Covert observation
Participants' behaviour is watched and recorded without their knowledge and consent
7 of 10
Overt observation
Participants' behaviour is watched and recorded with their knowledge and consent
8 of 10
Participant observation
The researcher becomes a member of the group whose behaviour he/she is watching and recording
9 of 10
Non-participant observation
The researcher remains outside of the group whose behaviour he/she is watching and recording
10 of 10

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

A type of research design in which a participant is not aware of research aims and/or of which condition of the experiment they are receiving. Attempt to control for the confounding effects of demand characteristics

Back

Single-blind procedure

Card 3

Front

Neither the participant nor researcher conducting the study are aware of the research aims or other important details of a study and thus have no expectations that might alter a participant's behaviour

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

With an independent groups design, a group of participants who receive no treatment. Their behaviour acts as a baseline against which the effect of the IV may be measured

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Watching and recording behaviour in the setting within which it would normally occur

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Research methods and techniques resources »