Writing A02 Comments

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WRITING A02 COMMENTS
·This demonstrates that you understand exactly what a piece of research has accomplished,
and how this fits in with the argument being developed.
·REMEMBER no evidence is Ao2 by its nature it's how you use it!
·What is this study asking me to believe or accept?
·What evidence is there available to support this?
·Are there alternative ways of interpreting the evidence?
·What additional evidence would help me to evaluate alternatives?
·What conclusions are most reasonable?
There is always an alternative explanation for any research finding or theory in Psychology
·An alternative explanation might be that.........................................
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·This would challenge the claim that..............................................
You can also write A02 by
DEMONSTRATING INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
CULTURAL VARIATIONS
DEMONSTRATING APPLICATIONS ·this theory has been
applied to....
CRITICISMS
how I can make an effective criticism of the study, Use the three point rule:
·1/ Identify your criticism ·this study lacks ecological validity because
·2/Justify your criticism·.............Attempts to replicate the study have been unsuccessful
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·3/ Elaborate, why is this good or bad? ·this therefore means that the results of this study
cannot be generalised beyond this situation.

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