Should you define terms in the research methods question? Ex: defining independent variable

Should you define terms in the research methods question? Ex: defining independent variable

Definitions are not required, but can be helpful. However, for the RM FRQ, you probably won’t have enough time since there are 6 items.

In the course of pointing it out (given that it is a scenario) you should mention that the researcher is manipulating or controlling it (for example, if you’ve noted that the researchers is giving a high dose of a vitamin to one group, and a placebo to the other, you can indicate that this is the independent variable, because the experimental group is getting it, and the control group is not).

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