Research Methods

For this exam you will have to be familiar with four techniques for collecting/analysing data.

These are:

You will also need to be aware of the several Methodological Issues (including sampling, validity and reliability).

For this exam you will be asked to respond to source material. The source material will consist of a brief outline of a piece of psychological research.

You will be asked questions about the piece of research including strengths and weaknesses.

You will be asked questions about the data produced by the research.

You will also be asked to design your own research and will be asked questions about the strengths and weaknesses of this proposed research.

Learners will also need to be familiar with the following:

  • Planning and conducting research
  • Data recording, analysis and presentation
  • Report writing
  • Science in psychology.

This unit is 50% of your total AS psychology and and consists of a 1 hour and 30 minute paper marked out of 75 and 30% of your total A level in psychology and consists of a 1 hour and 30 minute written paper marked out of 90.

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