Research Methods Key Words

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1. What is a "paradigm"?

  • set of assumptions that the subject matter of discipline and the methods used to study it
  • several sets of ideas which is used to shape science
  • set of assumptions that challenges all views of psychology
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2. What is "Objectivity"?

  • views being based on observation and not on personal opinions or emotion
  • a view being solely based on the observers opinions
  • a term which refers to the aspect of studying objects rather than people

3. What is a "Peer Review"?

  • when an expert scrutinises the researchers study
  • the scrutiny of research by independent experts
  • when you ask everyday people to review your study

4. What does "Replicability" mean?

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

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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