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1

Define the experimental group.

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2

Define the control group.

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3

Define the independent variable.

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4

Define dependent variable.

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5

Suggest two reasons why data from laboratory experiments may be high in reliability.

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6

Identify three practical problems of laboratory experiments.

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7

Identify three ethical problems of laboratory experiments.

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8

Suggest two reasons why positivists might favour laboratory experiments.

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9

Identify two problems of using laboratory experiments in sociological research.

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10

Why do interpretivists reject the use of laboratory experiments?

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Why might interpretivists favour field experiments?

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12

Why might the fact that humans have free will be a problem for sociological research using the experimental method?

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13

Identify two differences between field experiments and laboratory experiments.

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14

What are the two steps in carrying out a 'thought experiment'?

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