Activity C

Collection of data to investigate the difference between two conditions.

There are many ways of conducting this activity.  Any research which involves investigating a difference between two conditions is acceptable.   The most common way is to carry out a laboratory experiment where an independent variable is manipulated, but it is equally acceptable to carry out a natural experiment (such as gender differences) where the independent variable is naturally occurring.

Do not over complicate your experiment.   It is best to identify two variables - an independent variable and dependent variable.

You will need a clear experimental hypothesis and null hypothesis which should include both the independent and dependent variable.

You will need to carry out both descriptive and inferential statistics for this activity. 

More on statistics.

You are allowed to use software to calculate your statistics.  Some statistical tests can be found here.

You need to know the different types of experimental method. More on experimental methods

You need to know some of the strengths and weaknesses of the experimental method. More on evaluating experimental methods.

You need to know some of the strengths and weaknesses of different experimental designs.  More on experimental design.






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