Investigating Memory Experimental design. Jonathan Stirk & Jasper Robinson E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. Introduction. Aims To design your own experiment To support the memory component of the first year cognitive course
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Investigating MemoryExperimental design
Jonathan Stirk & Jasper Robinson
Independent variables which are undesirable and may influence the DV in a random or systematic way which we must try and control. Without some control of these they may add ERROR to the experiment. Systematic extraneous variables (counfounds) are a big problem!
Controlling Extraneous Variables
Which is easiest to learn?
Bower had subjects learn these words in a structured hierarchy or in an unstructured random list