Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

OCR AL Psychology (New): Research methods H167/1 & H567/1 - 15 May & 07 Jun 2017 Watch

    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kholmes1)
    Hi, what would you do for conduction research that is holistic??
    Does anyone have a model answer or anything for that question.
    My teacher told me today that they can't really ask a big question about holism. She said the person who created the spec forgot about holism, which is why none of the core studies can be considered very holistic, only little pieces here and there can be, but not a whole study. She said not to worry too much about answering a 12 marker on holism, because there is so little to write about. But reductionism could come up, because every study shows some degree of reductionism.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kholmes1)
    Hi, what would you do for conduction research that is holistic??
    Does anyone have a model answer or anything for that question.
    this isn't a model so could probably be improved but i tried lol

    Discuss the strengths and limitations of conducting research that is considered holistic? (12 marks)
    +accounts for the complexity of human behaviour e.g. banduras study gives 2 explanations for children's aggression levels - social learning (imitation of model in new situation) or children becoming disinhibited (they were already aggressively inclined due to nature (biological level) or nurture (past experiences)) so giving holistic explanations is more useful as behaviour always occurs in interaction with other influences - unrealistic to consider it on its own better external validity - generalising to real life
    +useful/practical applications e.g. freuds holistic case study method of analysing feelings thoughts and emotions led to psychodynamic therapy has helped millions in present day with mental illness
    -Ethical issues: Relies heavily on the use of children they may not understand the research they are involved in so cannot consent- socially sensitive topics being published with no anonymity (oedipus complex in little hans) cant be considered scientific research if breaking ethical guidelines
    -Issues with internal validity Holism – difficult to measure all factors therefore whole full account of behaviour can never really be given e.g. pilivan can be seen as quite holistic on a social level measures how helping behaviour differs when victim is more responsible, same race effect, effect of modelling behaviour and group size (group pressure/conformity) but doesn't as used independent measures design, we don't know how one carriage of p's would act in same situation with one different variable. only focuses on social level of explanation so ignores cognitive or moral reasoning as to why some ps helped and some didn't

    found this v tricky personally i think there aren't many examples to choose from or even manipulate for this q. mostly freud but didn't want to overuse him
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    My teacher told me today that they can't really ask a big question about holism. She said the person who created the spec forgot about holism, which is why none of the core studies can be considered very holistic, only little pieces here and there can be, but not a whole study. She said not to worry too much about answering a 12 marker on holism, because there is so little to write about. But reductionism could come up, because every study shows some degree of reductionism.
    that's good to know. hope that's true. ocr have ****ed us over pretty bad with RM (as with bio) so i'm preparing for the worst
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    is the essay really 20 marks bc in the practise papers it's 15 but in the textbook it shows 20 ? if it is 20 how should u split the strengths and weaknesses
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fudgecake7777)
    is the essay really 20 marks bc in the practise papers it's 15 but in the textbook it shows 20 ? if it is 20 how should u split the strengths and weaknesses
    I think it can vary between 15 or 20. If it's 20 maybe 10 mins agreeing with the statement and 10 disagreeing.


    Does anyone know whether Bandura was a lab or a field experiment (two textbooks say two different things)? If it was a field experiment, where was it conducted?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LenniesRabbit)
    I think it can vary between 15 or 20. If it's 20 maybe 10 mins agreeing with the statement and 10 disagreeing.


    Does anyone know whether Bandura was a lab or a field experiment (two textbooks say two different things)? If it was a field experiment, where was it conducted?
    was definitely lab

    how many paragraphs though? bc i usually have 2 strengths 2 weaknesses, do they just need more depth for 20 or another paragraph or a stronger conclusion?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    How would you answer a 15 marker on Ethnocentrism?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    Brilliant that makes sense. Thank you!
    I thought it was an opportunity sample but I just found this on a mark scheme:

    Describe how the sample was obtained in this study. Most likely answer: (Through a snow-balling effect where eight) members of a psychology laboratory class served as experimenters with each experimenter recruiting (five) acquaintances to serve as participants. Other appropriate descriptions should be credited.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fudgecake7777)
    was definitely lab

    how many paragraphs though? bc i usually have 2 strengths 2 weaknesses, do they just need more depth for 20 or another paragraph or a stronger conclusion?
    I'd probably do 2 paras on strength, 2 on weakness but in more detail. e.g. including more than one study
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I'm so nervous for this exam omg!! What are you all doing for last minute revision?
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I'm reading over my least known core studies, remembering exam.structure for different questions and doing some questions. If I have time I'll just cram whatever I think I.need to.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fudgecake7777)
    was definitely lab

    how many paragraphs though? bc i usually have 2 strengths 2 weaknesses, do they just need more depth for 20 or another paragraph or a stronger conclusion?
    My teacher said aim for 3-4 PEEL/CEEL paragraphs. 3 or 4 PEELs and 3 or 4 CEELs

    Point, evidence, explain, link
    Counter-point, evidence, explain, link

    The point and counter-point should be linked e.g. ecological validity can be high because.... but it can also be considered low because...

    So in total 6-8 paragraphs
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    My teacher said aim for 3-4 PEEL/CEEL paragraphs. 3 or 4 PEELs and 3 or 4 CEELs

    Point, evidence, explain, link
    Counter-point, evidence, explain, link

    The point and counter-point should be linked e.g. ecological validity can be high because.... but it can also be considered low because...

    So in total 6-8 paragraphs
    Completely not what we are told
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    In case a question on freewill/determinism comes up:

    Free Will Core Studies:
    Casey et al. (2011) Neural correlates of delay of gratification
    • Maguire et al. (2000) Taxi drivers
    • Kohlberg (1968) Stages of moral development
    • Lee et al. (1997) Evaluations of lying and truth-telling
    • Moray (1959) Auditory attention • Simons and Chabris (1999) Visual inattention
    • Piliavin et al. (1969) Subway Samaritan
    • Milgram (1963) Obedience
    • Bocchiaro et al. (2012) Disobedience and whistle-blowing
    • Levine et al. (2001) Cross-cultural altruism

    Determinism Core Studies:
    Casey et al. (2011) Neural correlates of delay of gratification
    •Blakemore and Cooper (1970) Impact of early visual experience
    • Sperry (1968) Split brain study
    • Freud (1909) Little Hans
    • Baron-Cohen et al. (1997) Autism in adults
    • Bandura et al. (1961) Transmission of aggression
    • Chaney et al. (2004) Funhaler study
    • Milgram (1963) Obedience
    • Bocchiaro et al. (2012) Disobedience and whistle-blowing
    • Levine et al. (2001) Cross-cultural altruism
    • Grant et al. (1998) Context-dependent memory
    • Loftus and Palmer (1974) Eyewitness testimony
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    My teacher said aim for 3-4 PEEL/CEEL paragraphs. 3 or 4 PEELs and 3 or 4 CEELs

    Point, evidence, explain, link
    Counter-point, evidence, explain, link

    The point and counter-point should be linked e.g. ecological validity can be high because.... but it can also be considered low because...

    So in total 6-8 paragraphs
    lool don't do this you'll run out of time
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by schoolgirl1)
    How would you answer a 15 marker on Ethnocentrism?
    usefulness of research vs data collection

    this is gonna be the 20 marker i'm calling it now
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Virolite)
    usefulness of research vs data collection

    this is gonna be the 20 marker i'm calling it now
    Data collection!? Wait how would that work, would they ask about ways in which data was collected in core studies and whether it was useful?
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LenniesRabbit)
    Data collection!? Wait how would that work, would they ask about ways in which data was collected in core studies and whether it was useful?
    not necessarily but it's a potential evaluation point for ethnocentrism in psychology
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LenniesRabbit)
    Data collection!? Wait how would that work, would they ask about ways in which data was collected in core studies and whether it was useful?
    What do u mean research vs data collection?! like the same thing! Also is Lee and Kohlberg Quasi?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by clairebear101)
    What do u mean research vs data collection?! like the same thing! Also is Lee and Kohlberg Quasi?
    Lee was a quasi-experiment with independent measures design
    Kohlberg was a longitudinal research study using self-report I think
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.