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Define Empiricism
Large amounts of observed data that is gathered
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Define replicability
the ability to repeat an experiment and if findings achieved are the same and/or similar shows validity
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Define objectivity
Based on fact not opinion (subjective)
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Define control
Where IV and DV are operationalised
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Theory Construction
The ‘facts’ gathered be used to construct theories.A theory is a collection of general principles that can be used to explain and even predict observations and facts
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What is peer review
the assessment of research by others who are experts in the same field (peers).
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what is the role of peer review
-Provides a way of checking validity of research, making judgement about credibilty of research, assessing quality of appropriateness os design and methodology.Relevance of significance of research in wider context. Make recommendations.
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