Psychology G544: descriptions of methods

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1. What is the description of a field experiment?

  • not attempt to manipulate behaviour, behaviour catergorised - naturalistic/controlled, p/no p, overt/covert, struc/unstruc, inter oberserver, operationalisations
  • IV manipulated, DV measured, natural setting, Ps unaware, set up by researcher
  • IV manipulated, DV measured, controlled, ps aware, set up researcher
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2. What is the description of an observation?

  • not attempt to manipulate behaviour, behaviour catergorised - naturalistic/controlled, p/no p, overt/covert, struc/unstruc, inter oberserver, operationalisations
  • in depth investigation, one/small no indivs, longitudinal, psycho tests, interviews, observations, case notes etc
  • asking questions, interviews/questionnaires, identifying thoughts feeling and experiences

3. What is the description of a self report?

  • asking questions, interviews or questionnaires, identifying thoughts feelings and experiences
  • IV manipulated, DV measured, controlled, ps aware, set up researcher
  • not attempt to manipulate behaviour, behaviour catergorised - naturalistic/controlled, p/no p, overt/covert, struc/unstruc, inter oberserver, operationalisations

4. What is the description of a lab experiment?

  • asking questions, interviews/questionnaires, identifying thoughts feeling and experiences
  • IV manipulated, DV measured, controlled, ps aware, set up researcher
  • IV manipulated, DV measured, natural setting, Ps unaware, set up by researcher

5. What is the description of a case study?

  • asking questions, interviews or questionnaires, identifying thoughts feelings and experiences
  • in depth investigation, one/small no indivs, longitudinal, psycho tests, interviews, observations, case notes etc
  • IV manipulated, DV measured, natural setting, Ps unaware, set up by researcher

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