Flashcards in Research Methods: correlations Deck (5):
How can you tell straight away if it is a correlational study or not?
Are two things being measured.
What are the strengths of correlations?
Can establish the strength and direction of the relationship between variables
Allows researchers to statistically analyse naturally occurring phenomenon which could not be set up ethically or practically
Quick and cheap
Less time consuming than experiments
Uses secondary data
What are the limitations of correlations?
No cause and effect
Doesn't control extraneous variables
Variables have to be quantified which means the measures may lack construct validity
When drawing a graph what are the three marks for?