GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Measurement and Methodology-Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence Study Material (Page 16 of 18)

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Types of Scientific Research: Field Experiment


Field Experiment

Field experiment operates with less control. Here also researcher manipulates independent variables however, it is difficult to control extraneous variables.

Merits of Field Experiment

  • It is flexible
  • It is widely applicable
  • Applies to study of…

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Scientific Research: Field Studies


Field Studies

In field studies, experimenter does not manipulate independent variables. Discovering relations and interactions among variables in real life situations while dealing with single smaller group is the main aim such studies. Naturalistic observation and ex-post facto research are commonly used methods.

Types of Field Studies

Naturalistic Observation

It is the most natural and simple way to watch and describe groups. It deals with honest observati…

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