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Research Methods

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  • 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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