When doing an experiment, how do you evaluate it? Because we've just done one and instead of actually doing it in a time where I might not have that much time for it, I would really want to do it now. I've looked and somewhere it's said it's called a "lab report" but I don't know.
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- 26-10-2016 18:04
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- 27-10-2016 19:57
A lab report is a more extensive version of a write up and evaluating an experiment which involves statistical analysis normally.
At A-level, just eveluate in terms of methodology. Cross-sectional? Meta-analysis? And good and bad of this.
Also ethics, future research, theoretical implications.
At A-level link stuff in like free will and determinism, animal research, nature nurture etc.
- 27-10-2016 22:21
You explain the pros and cons for all the elements within the methodology.
Eg, what's the pro/cons of your design? (independent/repeated etc) What's the pro/cons of the experiment type? (lab/natural etc).
Were there any demand characteristics (or other research influences?)
How valid were your results?
How reliable are they?
Did you measure what you intended to?
How would you do it again? Would you change anything?