Research Methods Key Words

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1. 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
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2. 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

3. What does "Ecological Validity" mean?

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

4. 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

5. 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

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