Psychology A-Level A03 Struggles!!

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I still can't wrap my head around how to answer AO3 Psychology questions and it is stressing me out so much my god!!

Would anyone be kind enough to explain it to me, like the structures needed of paragraphs to get top marks and how many points per side etc? I would be so grateful!

[Planning on going to see my Psych teacher about it soon, so don't worry if you can't help meeeee]
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AO3 questions are mainly based on evaluation so try to focus on that. Only give a brief outline of the study/theory related to the question, don’t go too deep into describing it. Instead, focus on evaluation. What were the strengths and the weaknesses? What can be inferred from the findings? Critique the research methods used, and see if ethics were adhered to. If you’re in A2 it’s definitely important to work in the issues and debates too and any possible biases.
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follow a pel structure, point: state your point of evaluation e.g ethical issues, elaborate: about what they are e.g harm or give examples of studies ect and then all you have to do is rephrase your first point and link:it back to the question e.g this is a limitation we should avoid conducting research like this is in the future.
If its a 4 marker- 2 evaluative paragraphs
8marker- maybe 2 evaluative points and one on knowledge
12/16 marker at least 3 evaluative points up to 5 for A level
Hope this helps
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(Original post by ccyxxx)
follow a pel structure, point: State your point of evaluation e.g ethical issues, elaborate: about what they are e.g harm or give examples of studies ect and then all you have to do is rephrase your first point and link:it back to the question e.g this is a limitation we should avoid conducting research like this is in the future.
If its a 4 marker- 2 evaluative paragraphs
8marker- maybe 2 evaluative points and one on knowledge
12/16 marker at least 3 evaluative points up to 5 for a level
hope this helps
thank you <3
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