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Name 3 types of experiment
Lab, Field and Natural
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What is an experiment?
The researcher MANIPULATES the IV and then measures the DV, allows us to study cause and effect
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What is a lab experiment?
Takes place in an ARTIFICIAL environment where varibales can be easily controlled
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Advantage of a lab experiment (1)
Can be easily replicted (high in RELIABILITY)
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Advantage of a lab experiment (2)
Less likely to be affected by extraneous variables, IV is the only impact on DV (high in INTERNAL VALIDITY)
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Disadvantage of a lab experiment (1)
Artificial environment, more prone to demand characteristics (lowers INTERNAL VALIDITY)
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Disadvantage of a lab experiment (2)
Artificial environment, low in ECOLOGICAL VALIDITY and MUNDANE REALISM
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Example of a lab experiment
Milgram, Study of Obedience
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The researcher MANIPULATES the IV and then measures the DV, allows us to study cause and effect

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What is an experiment?

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Takes place in an ARTIFICIAL environment where varibales can be easily controlled

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Can be easily replicted (high in RELIABILITY)

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Less likely to be affected by extraneous variables, IV is the only impact on DV (high in INTERNAL VALIDITY)

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