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OCR A2 Psychology: G544: Approaches and Research Methods - Monday 17th June 2013 Watch

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    I have uploaded a word document for "possible" Section A and B questions. Please note they may or may not come up - I have predicted what they could ask based on looking at past papers. Please don't rely on my predictions due to the fact the G543 exam in Jan and June 2013 didn't ask Stress, so don't solely revise the approaches
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    (Original post by mkhan9035)
    Totally failing this exam! There's just far too much to remember and so little time! I don't even know what topics to miss out because as much as i'd like an approach/perspective to come up, they didn't ask stress twice on the G543 options paper and so i'm hella confused as to what approaches/issues/debates to revise


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    What's worse is that you cannot take risks anything can come up in this exam!!
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    (Original post by aisha302)
    What's worse is that you cannot take risks anything can come up in this exam!!
    I know


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    (Original post by emstewart)
    you can't use only AS studies, I think you'd lose marks and you'd want to appear as though you know your stuff from A2 as well.
    I used only AS studies in G544 in January and walked out with 97/100. It is a synoptic paper therefore you can use anything you've learnt in AS and A2.
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    (Original post by kelbel1)
    What do people think about just learning the approaches for Section B? Someone has said it on another thread in a previous year, but i'm not sure! x
    I saw you in the G543 thread :P You're doing this exam too?

    Anyway, I wouldn't risk it. Because that's what I banked on in the Jan exam - and exactly why I got a C >.<

    Does anyone have any predictions as to what might come up for section A? And any tips for section A?
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    Can anyone recommend where to get similarities and differences information from for question D in part B of the paper?
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    (Original post by Cryl)
    I saw you in the G543 thread :P You're doing this exam too?

    Anyway, I wouldn't risk it. Because that's what I banked on in the Jan exam - and exactly why I got a C >.<

    Does anyone have any predictions as to what might come up for section A? And any tips for section A?
    self report hasnt come up since jan 2011 and correlation hasnt since jan 2012 but anything could come up as they have repeated some twice in a row before
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    (Original post by em6789)
    self report hasnt come up since jan 2011 and correlation hasnt since jan 2012 but anything could come up as they have repeated some twice in a row before
    O.o I hate both correlation and self-report. I hope they give us a simple lab experiment. :P
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    (Original post by kayleigh_jude)
    I used only AS studies in G544 in January and walked out with 97/100. It is a synoptic paper therefore you can use anything you've learnt in AS and A2.
    Do you have any of your revision material still that you could send me somehow? You did extremely well!
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    (Original post by Robbo639)
    Do you have any of your revision material still that you could send me somehow? You did extremely well!
    I've got revision material on Section B assumptions, S+W's and Sims+Diffs for Approaches only. If you message me your email I'll send you them.

    Thanks, I think my marks was purely luck seeing as there was no Approaches in January yet its all I revised for.
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    (Original post by kayleigh_jude)
    I've got revision material on Section B assumptions, S+W's and Sims+Diffs for Approaches only. If you message me your email I'll send you them.

    Thanks, I think my marks was purely luck seeing as there was no Approaches in January yet its all I revised for.
    Hey, I think I e-mailed you this question but I can't remember now, how did you time this exam and how much detail did you go into? Because i'm trying to time myself and question b and c takes me 30 mins to complete and then similarities and differences takes me 10 mins and i always run out of time (and things to say) for question e, is there a way to get good marks and still complete it all in time?
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    (Original post by mkhan9035)
    Hey, I think I e-mailed you this question but I can't remember now, how did you time this exam and how much detail did you go into? Because i'm trying to time myself and question b and c takes me 30 mins to complete and then similarities and differences takes me 10 mins and i always run out of time (and things to say) for question e, is there a way to get good marks and still complete it all in time?
    Im luckily a fast writer and had 10 minutes to spare at the end, but I knew people who write at an average speed and did it within the time.
    How long do you take at Section A? Those questions can typically be answered quicker than a mark a minute, so the time spare you can use for Section B.
    I was told to go into a stupid amount of information by tutors, but all I can say is put as much as you know in the time your given.
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    (Original post by kayleigh_jude)
    Im luckily a fast writer and had 10 minutes to spare at the end, but I knew people who write at an average speed and did it within the time.
    How long do you take at Section A? Those questions can typically be answered quicker than a mark a minute, so the time spare you can use for Section B.
    I was told to go into a stupid amount of information by tutors, but all I can say is put as much as you know in the time your given.
    Thats brilliant thanks


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    (Original post by kayleigh_jude)
    I used only AS studies in G544 in January and walked out with 97/100. It is a synoptic paper therefore you can use anything you've learnt in AS and A2.
    wow well done for 97/100 :eek:. Have you got any general tips? Would love an A* haha :p:p
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    If Experiments (Independent Measures Design) comes up in Section A and Individual Differences/Psychodynamic or Behaviourist Perspective comes up in Section B i'd jump for joy in the exam! Praying really hard for an approach *fingers crossed*


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    (Original post by mkhan9035)
    If Experiments (Independent Measures Design) comes up in Section A and Individual Differences/Psychodynamic or Behaviourist Perspective comes up in Section B i'd jump for joy in the exam! Praying really hard for an approach *fingers crossed*


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    Do you have any A2 studies for independent measures or psychodynamic? I would really like an approaches part b too! I'm hoping that because they mixed it up in January they'll be less inclined to this time around, but who knows!
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    (Original post by Robbo639)
    Do you have any A2 studies for independent measures or psychodynamic? I would really like an approaches part b too! I'm hoping that because they mixed it up in January they'll be less inclined to this time around, but who knows!
    There are NO A2 studies for the psychodynamic perspective as only Thigpen and Cleckley and Freud use elements of it! And by independent measures design what do you mean? You'd never be asked 2 studies that used an independent measures design, you'd asked "describe 2 studies that used a lab experiment" or a "field experiment" or "quasi experiment" or compare the lab experiment with the self-report method etc


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    Does anyone have any notes on comparing approaches that they could post please? I'm finding that the hardest!
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    anyone know ways to collect nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio data?? For nominal would it be yes or no q's?
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    (Original post by em6789)
    Does anyone have any advice for section e questions in part b? in desperate need of help :confused:
    The structure we were taught was point+study and then however-point+study. Then the same again.
    So say the question's "discuss the usefulness of longitudinal research in psychology" you would have why it is useful (strength of longitudinal) + a study to back up your point. Then you would say "however longitudinal studies are not useful as..."( weakness of longitudinal) + a study to back up your point. Then do another strength and another weakness but make sure you always link it back to the issue (usefulness).


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