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I have the same problem In order to gain high A02 marks you must make it relevant to the specific study you are talking about.
For example instead of saying "This study lacks ecological validity as it was conducted in a laboratory and therefore the findings cannot be generalised"
Say something like "this study was conducted in a laboratory and consequently it lacks ecological validity as it does not reflect how children are likely to behave in real life. For example a child who has been a victim of abuse will most likely have a very accurate and permanent memory of the abuse as it would have been very traumatic. Whereas the children in this study only watched a science demonstration, which most likely had no importance to them."
Or something along those lines, you just need to make sure that what you've written is specific for that study. If you can take the paragraph you've written and put it under another study and it still makes sense then you won't reach the higher mark band. Hope this helps, good luck
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I struggled with AO2 also, always getting 6/6 AO1 but only 3/6 AO2 however we recently got a new teacher who is an examiner so I asked him for tips. He gave those exact ones, and in a recent mock we did I got full marks on the essay! Good luck on Monday, you'll do great!