Research Methods Key Words

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1. What is meant by "Experimenter Realism"?

  • the degree to which results reflect realistic behaviour
  • the degree to which results are true
  • the degree to how realistic the experimenter makes the study
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2. 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

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 "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

5. What does "Operationalised" mean?

  • when variables are given rational definitions
  • a variable is given an operationalised definition
  • when a variable is given a specific name


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