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1. what is a structured observation

  • none of the above
  • when the observation is done in a controlled setting
  • when there is a pre determined behaviour checklist
  • when event sampling is used
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2. what is a overt observation

  • when participants are given a debrief
  • when participants know they are being observed
  • when participants are open about their feelings
  • when participants give consent

3. what are demand characteristics

  • when articipants demand to know the answer
  • where participants change their behaviour to appear social desireability
  • when participants change their behaviour to suit the needs of the experiment
  • when participants are demanding

4. strength of repeated measures

  • no chance of order effects
  • less chance of demand characteristics
  • no individual differences
  • more participants needed

5. snowball sampling

  • where the researcher throws snowballs at the particpants they want
  • when one participant suggests other participants
  • where everyone has an equal chance
  • when many people are chosen at once


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