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Psychology Methodology Correlations camturnbull
AQA PSYB4 Research methods
What is a correlation?
The relationship between two statistically measured sets of data for one participant
Give one strength and limitation for the correlation method
It allows for further research to take placed based on the relationships discovered
Cause and effect is difficult to establish as there is no manipulation of variables
Give an R value for a strong positive correlation
Give the R value for a perfect negative correlation
What is a pilot study?
A small scale trial run of the research design before the real thing is carried out
It is done to discern whether or not the design will work
Adjustments can be made to the experiment based on the results without investing large amounts of money and time