Research Methods Key Words

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  • Created on: 05-06-13 10:16

1. What is a "Peer Review"?

  • the scrutiny of research by independent experts
  • when you ask everyday people to review your study
  • when an expert scrutinises the researchers study
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2. What is meant by "Experimenter Realism"?

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

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 "Empiricism"?

  • a view which suggests that experience is central to the development of knowledge
  • a view which suggests that mathematical data is essential
  • a view which suggests that experience does not effect the development of knowledge

5. What is "Experimenter Bias"?

  • when experimenters are telling the participants what to do and how to act
  • the tendency of experimenters to find what they expect of want to show
  • when experimenters are biased towards the sample


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