(Original post by laurag.19)
For G543 essays, they're the description ones and evaluative ones?
For the description one, you simply need to keep relating it back to the question and describe the study.
For the description of the study, follow the pattern; AIM, METHOD, PROCEDURE, RESULTS, CONCLUSION.
HOWEVER, YOU DO NOT NEED TO LEARN ALL THIS DETAIL!!!
YOU SHOULD LEARN THE KEY POINTS AND THE STUDIES TO GO WITH IT..
IE, INTERVIEWING SUSPECTS - INTERROGATION; INBAU, FALSE CONFESSION; GUDJOHNSSON, DETECTING LIES; MANN.
Then if you know an outline of the study, the detail should flow.
You can make up the aim of the study if you know roughly what the study is about, and you can guess the aim and procedure. The results are usually obvious to the study..
FOR THE EVALUATIVE ESSAY...
VERY IMPORTANT - make sure you cross compare ALL three studies in the section for every evaluative point you make. If you don't, you WILL loose marks.
So, if you say that one study is low in reliability because it uses a lab experiment, you must evaluate the other studies, and use words like 'however', 'on the other hand', this study conducted by ........ is high in ecological validity, likewise with this study by ...........
You do not need to include any description here, however you may want to include small descriptions to compare things throughout the essay. For example, when comparing the number of participants, make sure you mention the participants from each study.
For this section, I would go over the main issues like;
Etc (can't think of others atm)
Really hope this helps!!!
It's the hardest exam in Psychology, but very much worth the stress if you can get really good!!!