Flashcards in RESEARCH METHODS Deck (11)
What does naturalistic observation mean?
It takes place in an everyday setting.
What does a controlled observation mean?
It takes place in a lab setting.
What does overt mean?
People know it is happening.
What does covert mean?
Done in secret.
What is a participant observation?
Researcher rakes part in it themselves.
What is a non-participant observation?
When the researcher does not take part.
What are behavioural categories?
When a target behaviour is broken up into a set of observable categories.
Give an example of behavioural categories
What is time sampling?
Observations are made within a certain time period.
What is event sampling?
Observations are made every time a certain behaviour is performed.