PSYA4 Research methods - major features of science

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hello!! for those of you doing PSYA4 do we need to know the 'is psychology a science' debate? or has that been removed from the spec.

as far as i was aware we just need to learn the major features of science (theory construction, hypothesis testing etc...) but not the debate
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hello!! for those of you doing PSYA4 do we need to know the 'is psychology a science' debate? or has that been removed from the spec.

as far as i was aware we just need to learn the major features of science (theory construction, hypothesis testing etc...) but not the debate
yh - u dont need to know issues,debates and approaches specifically for unit4
only unit 3.

what u do need to know is the features of science so the things u said and replicability etc etc
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yh - u dont need to know issues,debates and approaches specifically for unit4
only unit 3.

what u do need to know is the features of science so the things u said and replicability etc etc
thank you so much for the quick reply! a couple more questions,
1) is learning bar graphs/line graphs/scattergraphs sufficient or do we need to learn histograms/frequency polygons
2) for the qualitative data section, do you need to learn the 'iterative' process (consider data, break into units...etc) it's just because i'm looking at a textbook but i'm not sure whether it is referring to the old spec or not

thanks
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thank you so much for the quick reply! a couple more questions,
1) is learning bar graphs/line graphs/scattergraphs sufficient or do we need to learn histograms/frequency polygons
2) for the qualitative data section, do you need to learn the 'iterative' process (consider data, break into units...etc) it's just because i'm looking at a textbook but i'm not sure whether it is referring to the old spec or not

thanks
I would say learn everything interms of graphs n everything - cus if u look at the past papers - there are a few included in there

and for question 2 - i dont knowwwwwww about tht lol - i havent even started revisin unit 4 yet - focusin on unit 3 atm :P

sorry.
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I would say learn everything interms of graphs n everything - cus if u look at the past papers - there are a few included in there

and for question 2 - i dont knowwwwwww about tht lol - i havent even started revisin unit 4 yet - focusin on unit 3 atm :P

sorry.
no problemo thanks anyway
same trying to revise a bit of both each day haha
good luck for the exam
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no problemo thanks anyway
same trying to revise a bit of both each day haha
good luck for the exam

you too
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