reliability in psychological research

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1. techniques for improving reliability: ensure all researchers behave in a consistent way when gathering data- reserchers should be trained in the same procedures used in the study. With observations for research where CA is used- clearly op categorie

  • researcher reliability
  • internal
  • external reliability
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2. what is the definition of: the extent to which the rescher acts consistently when gathering data

  • external reliability
  • researcher reliability
  • internal reliability

3. techniques for checking reliability: test retest method. Carry out the experiment in exactly the same way with a different group of participants. If the same results are achieved then the experiment is reliable.

  • internal
  • external reliability
  • researcher reliability

4. techniques for improving reliability: if reliability is low for a questionnaire, list of words etc remove one word at a time repeating the split half method each time until reliability is good

  • researcher reliability
  • internal
  • external reliability

5. what is the definition of how consistent are the studies methods when repeated on different occasions

  • external reliability
  • researcher reliability
  • internal reliability

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