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Hi. I'm practising some 16 mark evaluations for my social influence mock that's coming up and I was wondering if it is necessary to include the variations for Asch and Milgram's studies as part of AO1. Also, if I did have to include the variations, would I have to include evaluations for both the original studies and their variations? Thank you.
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Depends on the question. if the question asks you ‘Describe and evaluate Asch’s research into conformity’ then you can use Asch’s research as part of AO1 and AO3 and you can include the variations, and strengths and weaknesses for the study and their variations.

However, if the question asks you ‘Describe and evaluate informational social influence and normative social influence as explanations for conformity’, you don’t need to talk about Asch’s research as part of AO1, but you can use Asch’s research as part of AO3 because it’s a research to support normative social influence (therefore a strength). But you’re not supposed to talk about Milgram because Milgram did research in obedience, not conformity.

So if the question is asking about obedience, you can use Milgram’s study.

Hope this helped
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(Original post by DSKE010)
Depends on the question. if the question asks you ‘Describe and evaluate Asch’s research into conformity’ then you can use Asch’s research as part of AO1 and AO3 and you can include the variations, and strengths and weaknesses for the study and their variations.

However, if the question asks you ‘Describe and evaluate informational social influence and normative social influence as explanations for conformity’, you don’t need to talk about Asch’s research as part of AO1, but you can use Asch’s research as part of AO3 because it’s a research to support normative social influence (therefore a strength). But you’re not supposed to talk about Milgram because Milgram did research in obedience, not conformity.

So if the question is asking about obedience, you can use Milgram’s study.

Hope this helped
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DSKE010 is definitely right that it depends on the question. I would like to add though that there’s often so many evaluation points that you don’t really need any particular one. Be selective and know how much you need to write for full marks.
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