Research Methods

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Lab experiment
A true experiment, conducted in an artificial environment, in which the experimenter manipulates an IV and measures the changes against the DV whilst controlling ex variables.
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Field experiment
A true experiment in which the researcher manipulates an IV and measures a DV in the natural setting of the participants.
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Natural experiment
A study in which the experimenter makes use of an existing change or difference in situations to provide levels of an IV and then measures the DV in each condition.
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Correlational analysis
A technique used to investigate a link between two measured variables.
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Questionnaire
A self-report method used to obtain data by asking participants to provide information about themselves using written questions.
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Interview
A self-report method used to obtain data by asking participants to provide information about themselves by replying verbally to questions asked by an interviewer.
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Case study
A method which focuses on a single instance- e.g one person or one family or institution which is explored in detail.
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Content analysis
A method of indirect observation which assesses the themes and concepts expressed in communication media such as transcribed speech or the printed word.
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Observation
A technique in which the researcher watches and records the behaviour of participants.
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Open question (qualitative data)
One that can be answered in any way the participant chooses. Views and opinions.
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Closed question (quantitative data)
Limits the responses that can be made. Yes or no and numerical.
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Structured interview
Has a pre-set order of questions, leaving little room for the researcher to follow up on answers of interest
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Experimental hypothesis
A statement made about the predicted outcome of the study.
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Participant design
How the participants are distributed between the experimental conditions.
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Spearman's rank correlation
Used if what is being tested is a relationship, not a difference. The level of measurement is ordinal.
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A true experiment in which the researcher manipulates an IV and measures a DV in the natural setting of the participants.

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Field experiment

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A study in which the experimenter makes use of an existing change or difference in situations to provide levels of an IV and then measures the DV in each condition.

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A technique used to investigate a link between two measured variables.

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A self-report method used to obtain data by asking participants to provide information about themselves using written questions.

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