AS Unit G541: Psychological Investigations (revision booklet)

Full research method booklet. Definitions with strengths and weaknesses of each approach! Includes colourful pictures and clear tables. I got an A with this, hope it helps, please rate :) Thanks, Maxine

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AS Unit G541:
Psychological
Investigations
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Maxine Ihezie
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[OCR] 3.1 AS Unit G541: Psychological Investigations

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Exemplification (psychological investigations)

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Self Report
Questionnaires, Interviews, Sampling methods

Self report studies must be clear so that respondents can understand the questions. Research must not
be biased or involve leading questions as it may mean that respondents do not give their own opinions
because they are…

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Produces Quantitative
May misrepresent
Qualitative Difficult to analyse data which is easier to
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More valid than
Stays on topic more
questionnaires or formal Interviewer Effects Interviewer Effects
than informal
interviews.

Not sticking to Demand Demand
preplanned questions characteristics, social Can explore complex characteristics, social
means flexibility to desirability effect, issues better than a desirability effect,
explore…

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Reliability refers to how consistent a measuring device is (repeatable). A measurement is said to be
reliable or consistent if the measurement can produce similar results if used again in similar
circumstances.

e.g. if a speedometer didn't give the same readings at the…

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Sampling App
Method
How it works Advantages Disadvantages
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The whole Start by working out whom or Representative Time consuming compared Asking if
population of what the target pop. is then Generalise to using quota opportunity feel bette
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Refer to the moral guidelines that researchers must abide by.




























Techniques for resolving ethical issues
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