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AS Research Methods Recap 1

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  • Q1
    Which type of hypothesis is a prediction of no difference between the two conditions?
    Alternative Hypothesis
    Null Hypothesis
    Non-directional hypothesis
    Directional Hypothesis
  • Q2
    What does Operationalised mean?
    Changing the IV each time
    Defining the variables so they can be measured
    Controlling the study
    How you operate the study
  • Q3
    What is the Dependent Variable in a study?
    The findings
    The thing you don't change
    The conditions
    The thing you change
  • Q4
    Which of the following is NOT a type of experiment?
    Laboratory Experiment
    Independent experiment
    Natural Experiment
  • Q5
    Which of the following is an example of experimental design?
    Matched groups
    Laboratory Experiment
    Repeated Measures
  • Q6
    What does Counterbalancing mean?
    One person does both conditions
    Making sure people in each group are of equal intelligence
    One person does condition A then B, another does Condition B then A
    Controlling what participants do in a study
  • Q7
    Which of the following Independent Variables would lead to a Quasi-Experiment?
    School vs. University
    Small groups vs Large groups
    Males vs Females
    Pictures vs. Words
  • Q8
    Which of the following Independent Variables would lead to a Natural Experiment?
    Male vs. Female
    Fostered children vs. Children in orphanages
    Pictures vs. Words
    Short words vs. Long words
  • Q9
    Name one strength of a natural experiment
    Demand Characteristics
    High Mundane Realism
    High Control
    Low Control
  • Q10
    Name one weakness of a field experiment
    Demand Characteristics
    Low mundane realism
    High control
    Low control

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