Research Methods: key facts you need to know

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1. What is the term used to describe a participant who gives false answers so that they will be seen in a positive light?

  • order effects
  • social desirability bias.
  • demand characteristics
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2. What type of question should you include in a questionairre?

  • emotive
  • double-barrelled
  • filler questions
  • complex questions

3. What is 'operationalisation'?

  • when variables are written in a form that is directly measurable.
  • how well the experiment is generalised to real life situations.
  • measuring the co-relationships between variables.

4. What is the 'independent' variable?

  • variable manipulated/changed by the researcher.
  • a variable measured by the experimenter.
  • a variable that should be controlled.

5. What is content analysis?

  • observing people without their consent
  • observing people from a distance
  • observing people through their artefacts
  • observing people within close proximity


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