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Experimental methods and observational techniques

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22 questions
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  • Q1
    All experiments involve changing the DV to see the effect on the IV.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q2
    In natural experiments and quasi-experiments, random allocation of participants is not possible.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q3
    Which of the following is the field experiment?
    Investigating whether boys are more competitive than girls.
    Investigating whether heart-rate changes in response to different stimuli in a controlled setting.
    Investigating whether people in the street are more likely to stop and talk to a male researcher or a female researcher.
    Investigating how changes in the weather influence mood.
    30s
  • Q4
    There is higher realism in a field experiment than in a lab study.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q5
    It is not possible to conduct a quasi-experiment in the lab.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q6
    In a field experiment, the researcher has no control over the IV.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q7
    Of all experiments, lab experiments are most likely to establish cause and effect.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q8
    Which one of the following is the advantage of a lab experiment?
    They are not true experiments.
    The standardised procedure means replication is possible.
    There is little control of extraneous variables.
    They tend to be high in external validity.
    30s
  • Q9
    Non-participant observations involve the researcher remaining outside of the group.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q10
    Participant observations may cause the researcher to 'over-identify' with the group.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following is the odd one out?
    Naturalistic
    Covert
    Participant
    Time sampling
    30s
  • Q12
    Covert observations are secret and occur without the consent of participants.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q13
    Overt observations are unethical if the behaviour is public and happening anyway.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q14
    Which of the following is a means of structuring observations?
    Non-participant
    Behaviour categories
    Overt
    Naturalistic
    30s
  • Q15
    A naturalistic observation is where the independent variable changes naturally.
    False
    True
    30s

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