Task one - Read the following information
Field experiments do not take place in an actual field! Rather, they are experiments where an independent variable is still manipulated or controlled, but the experiment itself takes place in a natural setting instead of a laboratory. These experiments are higher in ecological validity as participants are observed in a natural setting which makes results more generalisable to real life. However, outside the confines of a laboratory, there may be less control over extraneous variables, meaning that reliability may be lowered.
Field experiments are frequently used in social psychology as they enable researchers to study human behaviour in real life settings e.g.
Piliavin, Rodin and Piliavin - participant variables were not controlled in this study which took place on the New York subway. However, a controlled procedure was used.
Field experiments have no or limited control over participants and little control over how participants react. They control experimenter tasks instead.
Task two - Watch this tutorial by missowen1 from YouTube - start at 2:43 and only watch the section on field experiments.
Task three - complete the quiz
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