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Archival research
is a research method a type of primary research which involves seeking out and extracting evidence collected by others
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Mundane realism
the measure of external validity or the extent to which the findings from a study can be generalised to the real world
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Positivism
Positivism is a philosophy in which people believe the goal of knowledge is only to describe what people experience, and that science should only study that which is measurable: science as a religion
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social psychology
scientific investigation of how the thoughts and feelings and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined or implied presence of others.
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demand characteristics
features of an experiment that seem to demand a certain response
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double blind
procedure the reduce experimenter effect, in which the experimenter is unaware of the experimental conditions
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independent
features of a situation that can be manipulated by the experimenter to influence the dependent variable.
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dependent variaable
variables that change as a consequence of changes in the iv
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experimental method
intentional manipulations of the iv to investigates its effect on the dv
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reductionism
a phenomenon in terms of language and the concept of a lower level, of analysis, usually with loss of explanatory power.
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operational defination
defines what the variables are in the experiement
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level of explanation
levels of concepts , mechanism and language used to explain a phenomena.
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confunding
where two or more variables convary in a way that it is impossible to know which caused the effects.
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