(Original post by acedlol)
I'm doing Schizophrenia, Addiction and Research Methods. I'm dedicating Monday all the way to Saturday (Christmas Eve) to learn this exam.
For the last 2 1/2 days I've been going over research methods solidly. I'm going to make a few predictions, although I haven't seen the Jan / Jun 2011 papers at all :<, so it might have came up already. If you have them please link them.
Ethics, why do we need them? This seems like a good question to ask for 5 marks.
Samples. What is it? Why do we need to do it. Any errors with sampling (sampling bias and sampling error).
Always a statistical test, just know difference/correlation, nominal/ordinal, independent/repeated, and your there. 3 marks every time, don't get this wrong.
Know your type 1 and type 2 errors, all to do with the P < 0.05. Etc, this comes up.
I reckon they might throw something in about objectivity or paradigms. Just for a short answer.
For the bigger questions you have your writing up questions, this usually comes in the form of a consent form or a write up of a report.
Psychological reports are written in the format of TAIMRDRA. (Bad anagram I know ^^) Title, Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discsusion, References, Appendices. Something simple to learn.
Big ass question that could come from anywhere, the only questions they can ask are:
Outline issues with classification and diagnosis.
Outline biological explanations of schizophrenia
Outline psychological explanations of schizophrenia
Compare biological and psychological explanations of schizophrenia
Outline and evaluate biological treatments for schizophrenia
Outline and evaluate psychological treatments for schizophrenia.
Compare two treatments for schizophrenia (Biological and Psychological)
7 in total. I actually have no idea which they will choose, because I believe every single one has probably been done. This is a problem, might they be sneaky this time round and throw in a wild exam question? I have a feeling on unease for the question, but all you can do really is learn schizophrenia like this:
Explanations, learn 4 of them. 2 are biological and 2 are psychological
Treatments, learn 4 of them. 2 are biological and 2 are psychological
Hopefully thats job done. I find schizophrenia quite a nice easy topic. I just have to learn to write this essay question correctly.
cba with you.
I seriously doubt this is all do-able by Christmas eve. I'm retaking PSY2 also, which I've planned to do next week. But I'm behind schedule, and addiction really is a monster of a topic to learn. If anyone is really struggling with it, just found this http://psychology4a.com/addictive%201.htm
Seems like an ok website.
Would really appreciate if someone found those previous papers (Jan / Jun 2011) . I have a knack for guessing them.