psychology: difference between natural experiment and natural observation

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If anyones doing, psychology, i would be grateful if you can help me. Will soemone, explain the differences between A natural experiment and natural observation. Many thanksXXX
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If anyones doing, psychology, i would be grateful if you can help me. Will soemone, explain the differences between A natural experiment and natural observation. Many thanksXXX
A natural experiment is a type of experiment where use is made of some naturally occurring independent variable (gender for example). Participants cant be randomly allocated to conditions,
A natural observation is a kind of observational study where behaviours are recorded in the natural environment.

In an experiement the IV is manipulated to determine its effect on the DV
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