Research Methods Definitions

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What does reliability mean?
it means the consistency of the results, this refers to the replicability and consistency of a study.
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What is content analysis?
a technique used for analysing data according to themes or categories.
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What does validity mean?
Whether the study is testing what it says it is testing
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What is a type 1 error
this is when the research rejects the null hypothesis when they shouldnt have done.
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What does replicability mean?
it is the ability to check and verify scientific information, if it is possible to carry out the research again and find the same or similar results then the research is considered replicable.
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What does internal validity mean?
it considers whether the study is really testing what it claims. Such as the IV is causing the DV to change rather than other extraneous variables.
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What is peer review?
It involves the scrutiny and checking of research by independant experts. It is a process which acts to validate new knowledge.
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What is a type 2 error?
When the null hypothesis is retained when it shouldn't have been
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