Research Methods Key Words

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1. 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
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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 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

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 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

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