Research Methods Key Words

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1. What is meant be "Level of Significance"?

  • the percentage of how significant the study is
  • the level of which the null hypothesis is accepted or rejected
  • the level of what a study is classed as "significant"
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2. What is meant by "Experimenter Realism"?

  • the degree to which results reflect realistic behaviour
  • the degree to which results are true
  • the degree to how realistic the experimenter makes the study

3. What are "Confounding Variables"?

  • variables that challenge results
  • variables that get confused with the independent variable
  • variables that confound results as they get confused with the DV

4. 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

5. What does "Operationalised" mean?

  • a variable is given an operationalised definition
  • when a variable is given a specific name
  • when variables are given rational definitions


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