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A measure of dispersion that measures the difference between the highest and lowest score in a set of data
Range
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A research design where neither the participant nor the experimenter is aware of the condition that an individual participant is receiving
Double Blind
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In an interview or questionnaire, questions that invite the respondent to provide their own answer rather than select one of those provided
Open
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A graphical representation of the relationship between two sets of scores
Scattergram
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The middle value in a set of scores when they are placed in rank order
Median
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The arithmetic average of a group of scores, calculated by dividing the sum of the scores by the number of scores
Mean
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In an experiment, the variable that is measured by the experimenter
Dependent Variable
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The kind of data that best expresses what people think or feel, and cannot be counted
Qualititative
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A research method that involves a face-to-face interaction with another individual and results in the collection of data
Interview
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In a repeated measures design, a confounding variable arising from the sequence in which conditions are presented
Order Effect
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A graph used to represent the frequency of data
Bar Chart
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The most frequently occurring score in a set of data
Mode
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Data which represent how much or how long, or how many etc. there are of something
Quantitative
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Predicts the kind of difference between two groups of participants or between different conditions:_____ hypothesis
Directional
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A small-scale trial run of a study to test any aspects of the design, _____ study
Pilot
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A measure of consistency within a set of scores or items, and over time such that it is possible to obtain the same results on subsequent occasions when the measure is used
Reliability
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Kind of sampling where people are selected who are most easily available
Opportunity
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A technique for selecting participants such that every member of the population being tested has an equal change of being selected
Random
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A type of research design where the participant is not aware of the research aims
Single Blind
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A sampling technique which relies solely on people who offer to participate, usually in response to an advertisement
Volunteer
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In an experiment, the variable that is manipulated by the experimenter.
Independent Variable
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