Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Experiments
A researcher wants to conduct an experiment investigating what effect music has on concentration.
Describe and evaluate an appropriate procedure to investigate this (10 marks).

Description (5 marks) Evaluation (5 marks)

Type of experiment Validity of experiment- high/low in
IV and DV (operationalised- how will you ecological validity?
quantify…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
Observations
A researcher wants to investigate students' use of mobile phones in college. Describe and evaluate
an appropriate procedure to investigate this.

Description (5 marks) Evaluation (5 marks)

Type of observation- covert/overt/ Validity- ecological validity as in college
naturalistic etc. setting, demand characteristics
Describe a coding system- tally chart or…

Page 3

Preview of page 3
Self-report
Psychologists want to investigate people's beliefs in paranormal activity. Describe and evaluate an
appropriate procedure that could be conducted to investigate this issue. (10)

Description (5 marks) Evaluation (5 marks)

Sample ­ type, recruitment procedure, Adv. and disadv. of collecting data
size, gender through questionnaires
Questionnaire ­ types of…

Page 4

Preview of page 4
interest in the paranormal. Therefore the results would be representative only for this
subgroup of the population.
Correlations
Psychologists want to investigate if there is a correlation between how interested a person is in cars
and their driving skills.
Describe and evaluate a way to operationalize/measure `driving skills' and the…

Page 5

Preview of page 5
do the same task and they will all rate their interest in cars on the same scale. External
reliability may need to be established by doing the same study again at a later date.

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all resources »