(Original post by Chezumss)
I did this exam, Schizophrenia, addiction and ofcourse, esearch methods and got an A.
Te research methods was pretty easy, my advice is to learn the key terms you learnt at AS, like independent measure, repeated, different experimental desgins, lab experiments etc.
Use theese, then just common sense.
The last section of rsearch methods is 12 marks, you have to desgin your own experiment usually. Rule = KIS. Keep it simple. The whole way through think "common sense".
Say what you're doing, the method (how many PPs, how you find them)
Justify why, how you'll present reults.
Don't go writing an essay on this. Use headings "method" and so on. Then you can write short cetences or bulet point.
For addiction and schizopghrenia, learn the basic content, then all i can say is A02 A02 A02!!!!!!!! That's how you will get an A. Know your A02 well. It's the most important bit.
Write a basic summary (about 2 paragraphs of the issue, such as the classification of Sz) then atleast double of A02. What the issues are with it, the same A02 points ocme up in this exam.
Ecological validity, other vvalidity, you can't generalise, individual differences, is Schizophrenia even a disorder its self? There are apparently 2 types, says Crow, but the symptoms overlap with Autism, OCD, Depression. So it is just a mix of disorders? It's inconsistent with symptoms,a nd a late onset.
Theese sorts of criticisms are used for addiction, but probably media too, I'mnot sure though :}
good luck ^^
(also, apologies for the bad spellings / typing, theese school computers aren't too good, very slow too)