Which research studies do I need to know for the AQA GCSE exam?

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I am sitting AQA GCSE Psychology on Mon 14th May and Fri 18th May...

I'd like to know which research studies I need to know...

one for each topic, or all of them, or what?

For example, for the topic of Memory, would I have to learn - Peterson & Peterson, Murdock, Bartlett, Wynn & Logie, Craik & Lockhart, Underwood & Postman, Godden & Baddeley, Loftus & Palmer, Bruce & Young, Geiselman et al., and Cohen (all the ones in the book) ??

Thanks in advance (http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/images/smilies/smile.png)

Posted Sun 6th May, 2012 @ 18:11 by James Clark

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Try and just choose one from each topic. Choose the one which  has the most evaluation points aswell because they usually always ask for you to evaluate the research study you described.

If that doesn't work choose the one you remember most and just pick out some evaluation points that you find yourself.

so for the memory one choose one from each section, so Murdock is the study from the multi-store model

Craik and lockhart is the one for levels of processing

(if I'm wrong just look in the book to see which one is which)

but you get the idea. don't try and remember every single one in the book because that will just stress you out. Like I say just choose one from each section- it's best if you choose the one you can remember. and shorten the study down a bit in your notes, you don't need every single detail to get full marks- just the main points.

Hope this helped. Good luck :)

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 11:36 by Natalie