How to write a Method - Research Methods Psychology

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How to write a method:

Assume the reader has no knowledge of what you did and ensure that he/she would be able to replicate (i.e. copy) your study exactly by what you write in this section.  Write in the past tense. USE THE FOLLOWING SUBHEADING:

Design –

 The experimental design was: matched pairs, independent measures, repeated measures.

In an observation, experiment, questionnaire, interview.

IV: No Music played, Music played

DV: Score on memory test

Condition 1:

Condition 2:


EV: time of day – tiredness, do it at


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