short answer Qs - research methods

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what is an independent measure design?
where there are two groups with different people doing different conditions
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what is a repeated measure design?
where there are two groups with the same people doing different conditions
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what is a matched pairs design?
where there are two groups with different people - different studies but P's are paired with similar people
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what is a lab experiment?
controlled conditions. IV is deliberately changed. P's aware they are taking part
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what is a field experiment?
natural setting. IV deliberately changed. P's not aware taking part
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what is a natural (QUASI) experiment?
natural settings. IV naturally changed. P's not aware. no control
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what are extraneous variables?
variables if not controlled can be confounding(change study)
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what are situational varibles?
aspects of situation might affect P's behaviour. Eg. temp, noise, lighting
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what are demand characteristics?
things in experiment that help P's work out aim of the study & behave differently
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what are experimenter variables?
if experimenter treats P's differently to others. affects behaviour
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what are participant variables?
characteristics of P's affect behaviour. Eg. motivation, IQ level, age, personality, experience
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what type of hypothesis says that there is not connection between IV and DV?
a null hypothesis
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what does operationalise mean?
clear definition of what the variable is and what you're changing/measuring
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