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constant errors

uncontrolled variables that act on only one level of the independent variable. Their action may either be in thesame direction as a predicted difference, exaggerating theapparent effect of the independent variable or in the opposite direction,obscuring the effect of the independent variable.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.