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What does naturalistic observation mean?

It takes place in an everyday setting.

2

What does a controlled observation mean?

It takes place in a lab setting.

3

What does overt mean?

People know it is happening.

4

What does covert mean?

Done in secret.

5

What is a participant observation?

Researcher rakes part in it themselves.

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What is a non-participant observation?

When the researcher does not take part.

7

What are behavioural categories?

When a target behaviour is broken up into a set of observable categories.

8

Give an example of behavioural categories

Operationalisation.

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What is time sampling?

Observations are made within a certain time period.

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What is event sampling?

Observations are made every time a certain behaviour is performed.

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What are the 5 types of sampling used to pick people for research studies?

1. Random- All names in a computer

2. Systematic- every nth person

3. Stratified- types of people

4. Opportunity- who’s around

5. Volunteer- self selecting