Research Methods - Types of Experiment

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What are the types of experiment?
Lab, field, natural, quasi
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Laboratory (lab) experiment
An experiment that takes place in a natural setting within which the researcher manipulates the IV and records the effect on the DV
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Field experiment
An experiment that takes place in a natural setting within which the researcher manipulates the IV and records the effect on the DV
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Natural experiment
An experiment where the change in the IV is not brought about by the researcher but would have happened even if the researcher had not been there. The researcher records the effects on the DV
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Quasi-experiment
A study that is almost an experiment but lacks key ingredients. The IV has not been determined by anyone (the researcher or any other person) - the 'variables' simply exist, such as being old or young. Strictly speaking this is not an experiment
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An experiment that takes place in a natural setting within which the researcher manipulates the IV and records the effect on the DV

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Laboratory (lab) experiment

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An experiment that takes place in a natural setting within which the researcher manipulates the IV and records the effect on the DV

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An experiment where the change in the IV is not brought about by the researcher but would have happened even if the researcher had not been there. The researcher records the effects on the DV

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Card 5

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A study that is almost an experiment but lacks key ingredients. The IV has not been determined by anyone (the researcher or any other person) - the 'variables' simply exist, such as being old or young. Strictly speaking this is not an experiment

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