Research Method Key Terms 3

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Target Population
The entire set of people that the researcher wants to generalize their results
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Representative
An accurate reflection of a larger group
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Random Sampling
A sample for which everyone in the target population has an equal chance of being chosen
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Opportunity Sampling
Sample drawn from the target population because they are available and conveinient
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Informed Consent
When participants agree to take part in a study and also know what the aim is.
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Right to Withdraw
When participants are allowed to stop participating in a study or can stop the study altogether
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Confidentiality
Protecting the identity of participants by not revealing names and other details
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Lab Experiment
An experiment carried out in a controlled environment
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Field Experiment
An experiment carried out in a natural environment
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Self Report
When participants report their own experiences
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Questionnaire
A set of pre-determind questions which are the same for all respondants
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Closed Questions
Questions for which there are set responses
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Open Questions
Questions for which there are no fixed responses allowing
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An accurate reflection of a larger group

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Sample drawn from the target population because they are available and conveinient

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When participants agree to take part in a study and also know what the aim is.

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