hey there. need to start my A2 coursework pretty soon and weve been told that the safest option to base it on is memory.i did a primacy and recency effects experiment for my AS coursework and that worked pretty well but im now stuck on what to do it on this time. i dont want it to be too similar to last time - its a bit risky!!!
so anyone got an good ideas they can suggest?
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memory cswk for A2 psych watch
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- 14-03-2004 18:07
- 14-03-2004 18:47
what about research into context dependent forgetting?
a hypothetical experiment would be to give participants in both experimental and control groups a piece of paper with a word list on, they would be told to read the words on the list and try and remember them. then cover the word list up and get them to try and recall as many words as possible on a seperate sheet of paper.
the dependent variable would be the colour of the sheets of paper. e.g experimental group are given blue paper with the word list on and white paper to write the recalled words on, while the control group are given blue paper in both cases. you should find that the control group which has both sheets of blue paper will do better and recall more words as the context (e.g colour of paper) will aid their recall.
it's a pretty basic idea, but i got full marks when i did mine so providing you include enough theory you should be okay.
- 14-03-2004 18:52
my friend is doing this thing on memory too, amazing that we cant memorize more than 7 random unlinked unrelated words and recall them back or something