Research Methods

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  • Created on: 24-09-18 17:31

1. What are the 2 key aspects of a natural experiment?

  • Is usually in a lab
  • All of the above
  • The researcher takes advantage of a pre-existing independent variable.
  • The IV is not brought about by the researcher; it would have happened even if the researcher was not there.
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2. What is meant by the aim of an experiment?

  • What you want to find out
  • The IV
  • Your prediction
  • What you're measuring

3. What is meant by the hypothesis of an experiment?

  • The equipment you need
  • The DV
  • A testable statement of the relationship between two variables
  • Your prediction

4. What is the key aspect of a lab experiment?

  • Doesn’t necessarily have to be a ‘laboratory’, just has to be highly controlled.
  • All of the above
  • Take place in HIGHLY CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS.
  • Researcher manipulates the IV and records the effect on the DV.

5. What are Demand Characteristics?

  • Refers to an experimental artefact where participants form an interpretation of the experiment's purpose and unconsciously change their behaviour accordingly.
  • The same as investigator effects
  • Situational variables
  • Characteristics which may affect the results

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