You need to know the following:
-how to write hypotheses
-be able to identify the IV and DV
-the difference between laboratory, field and quasi experiments
-how to operationalise the DV
-how to write a procedure for an experiment
-identifying and evaluating controls in an experiment
-how to control extraneous variables
-identifying possible confounding variables
-identifying and evaluating demand characteristics
-identifying and / or controlling experimenter bias.
Tasks - Four
Watch the YouTube tutorial by missowen1 which looks at a range of experimental methods. We are focusing on laboratory experiments for this lesson.
Read the link http://list25.com/25-intriguing-psychology-experiments/ on 25 pieces of psychological research.
Preparation for Class Discussion
Be prepared to discuss the studies which you have chosen and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of using the experimental method in relation to