Psychology Unit 1

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What is a pilot study?
A small scale study conducted before the research to check feasibility and design of the research
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What is inter-rater reliability?
The extent to which different observers are able to observe and rate the same behaviour in the same way.
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What is unstructured observation?
Observers record all behaviour they see in the study.
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What is structured observation?
Observers design a coding scheme and record frequency of relevant behaviour.
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What is reliability?
Refers to how consistent a measuring device is.
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What is validity?
Whether a study measures or examines what it claims to.
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