Research Methods Key Words

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1. What is "Empiricism"?

  • a view which suggests that experience does not effect the development of knowledge
  • a view which suggests that experience is central to the development of knowledge
  • a view which suggests that mathematical data is essential
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2. What is meant be "Level of Significance"?

  • the level of which the null hypothesis is accepted or rejected
  • the level of what a study is classed as "significant"
  • the percentage of how significant the study is

3. What does "Ecological Validity" mean?

  • how valid the natural experiment is
  • the degree to which the findings can be generalised to other situations
  • how eco-friendly a researchers study is

4. What does "Replicability" mean?

  • the ability for a procedure or findings to be reproduced
  • the ability to copy a study
  • the ability of a study to be analysed

5. What is "Inter-rater Reliability"?

  • the degree of agreement between different observations
  • how well the observers observe the study
  • how the findings match in comparison with different observers


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