Research Methods

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46 questions
• Q1
specifically stating how an experiment will be carried out in order for the experiment to be replicated
operational definition
30s
• Q2
prediction of how two (or more) variables will relate
hypothesis
30s
• Q3
if the sample population has predetermined opinions towards the experiment
sampling bias
30s
• Q4
announcing you knew the outcome once the results are already clear. For example, once a team won an important game saying you knew all along that the team would win
hindsight bias
30s
• Q5
a population that is chosen to represent the diversity of the whole population
representative sample
30s
• Q6
repetition of methods used in a previous experiment to see if the results will be congruent (the same)
replication
30s
• Q7
an in-depth examination of a rare instance/situation and cannot be applied to an entire population
case study
30s
• Q8
number that summarizes a set of research data obtained from a sample
descriptive statistics
30s
• Q9
a type of experiment that can be handed out to the masses and is in question-answer format
survey
30s
• Q10
arrangement of scores indicating the frequency of individual or group scores
frequency distribution
30s
• Q11
all the individuals in the group which the study applies to
population
30s
• Q12
the average of the recorded scores
mean
30s
• Q13
randomly choosing members of a population in order to give everyone an equal chance of being chosen
random sample
30s
• Q14
the middle score of the data once it is ordered by size
median
30s
• Q15
a type of experiment where the subject is observed in its natural state. For example, going on an African safari and observing the animals in their natural habitat
naturalistic observation
30s

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