Research & Design

Learning objectives & content

  1. Define the aim of a study.
  2. State a research and null hypothesis of a study.
  3. State the independent and dependent variable in an experiment.
  4. State operational definitions of variables
  5. Describe potential confounding variables
  6. Explain the controls needed for an experiment
  7. Explain effects of participant and researcher expectations and bias
  8. Discuss the strengths and limitations of experimental designs
  9. Discuss sampling techniques appropriate to quantitative research
  10. Explain the concept of representative sampling.
  11. Apply descriptive statistics to analyze data
  12. Apply an appropriately chosen statistical test

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