Psychology AS Level Key Terms

Basic Key Terms

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Laboratory Experiment
An experimental method that takes place in an artificial setting, including an artificial task, measuring a DV and manipulating an IV
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Field Experiment
An experiment that takes place in a natural/real life setting
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Quasi/Natural Experiment
An experiment that has a naturally occuring IV
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Independent Variable
Something that the researcher manipulates in an experiment e.g. caffine or no caffine
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Dependent Variable
Something the researcher measures in an investigation - usually quantitative data
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Ecological Validity
The extent to which the results from a piece of research can be generalised to other real life settings (high in a natural environment)
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Demand Characteristics
When participant guesses the aim of research and changes their behaviour in order to please the researcher (reduces validity)
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Self report methods
A questionnaire or interview
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Social desirability bias
When a respondent gives and answer that they deem socially acceptable
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Observation
Watching behaviour (can be covert or overt)
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Qualitative data
Descriptive data (often thoughts or feelings)
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Quantitative data
Numerical data
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Ethical guidelines
Put in place to protect the wellbeing of participants when they take part in research
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Generalisability
Extent to which the results from a piece of research can be applied to the population
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An experiment that takes place in a natural/real life setting

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Field Experiment

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An experiment that has a naturally occuring IV

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Something that the researcher manipulates in an experiment e.g. caffine or no caffine

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Something the researcher measures in an investigation - usually quantitative data

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