Research Methods Key Words

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1. What is "Experimenter Bias"?

  • the tendency of experimenters to find what they expect of want to show
  • when experimenters are biased towards the sample
  • when experimenters are telling the participants what to do and how to act
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2. 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

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 is "Empiricism"?

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

5. What does "Ecological Validity" mean?

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


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