Research Process

With relation to the psychological research process, what is the difference between the aim and the hypotheses?
The aim is more general in spec than the hypotheses and the aim tells us why the study is being conducted wheras the hypotheses trys to predict what will happen
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What are the 2 types of hypothesis?
Alternative (Experimental) hypothesis and Null Hypothesis
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What are the 2 types of experimental hypothesis?
Directional hypothesis and Non-directional hypotheses
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What type of hypothese is blondes have more fun than brunettes?
Directional hypotheses
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What type of hypothesis is small classes affect students learning
Non-directional hypothesis
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What are the strengths associated with Repeated Measures Desighn
*Differences between the participants can no longer affect the variable. *Less participants are needed in comparison to Independant Groups Design.
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What are the weaknesses associated with Repeated Measures Design
*The scope of potential uses is less than Independant Measures Design. *Order effects may influence the results
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What are the strengths associated with Independant Measures Design
*No issues with Order Effects. *Wide range of potential uses. *It allows task variables to be controlled
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What are the weaknesses associated with Independant Measures Design
*The validity of results can be questioned due to differences between participants in each group. *High number of participants needed. *May be uneconomical.
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What are the strengths associated with Matched Pairs Design
*It combines the strength of both Independant and Repeated measures design.
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What are the weaknesses associated with Matched Pairs Design
*Time consuming. *Expensive to match up pairs
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