points for evaluation in psychology Watch

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hi, my teacher told me that to do well in my A2 psychol exams i should put 6 points of evaulation in.
ive been looking over studies and i cant seem to find 6 points.
does anyone know of any general evaluation points that i could adapt to each study, such as things like determinism??
thanks
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Arent Psychology exams already over?
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no my last psychol exam is on the 15th june
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Ethics/Validity are both pretty general.
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Are you doing OCR?
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(Original post by lucyscarlett)
no my last psychol exam is on the 15th june
Is that OCR?
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no im doing AQA
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ethical issues?
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Ethics
Internal validity
External validity
Population validity
Face validity
Scientific validity
Reliability
Bias
Demand Characteristics


P.S - a lot of these can tie into each other
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Ethical Issues, Methodology, Social Implications and moral implications are always good ones to go for, unless the question asks for something specific.
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(Original post by lucyscarlett)
no im doing AQA
I'm doing OCR, but I can probably still help you. I'll give you a list of the evaluation points my teacher gave us at the beginning of september. He gave us a sheet of A4 paper with 4 headings on, and under each heading were the names of evaluation points we can include. We've been told to pick one point from each per study, but thats probably a lot different for AQA.

I'll try and remember the best I can...

THEORY

Reductionism
Determinism
Usefulness
Ethnocentric

INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES

Unrepresentative sample
Andocentric sample (contains mostly males)
Gynocentric sample (contains mostly females)
Ethnocentric sample

METHOD

Lab/Experiment
Isolation of variables
Reliability
Validity
Ecological Validity
Control of variables
Matched pairs design
Demand Characteristics
Social Desirability Bias

ETHICS

Consent
Right to withdraw
Deception
Use of animals
Use of children
Protection from harm
Debrief



Thats the most I can think of, hope it helps
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Moved to psychology!
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As long as you explain evaluation points in detail you can get marks for one point, especially with the ones that need lengthier explanations. But I guess it'd good to be on the safe side. A good evaluation point is reductionism, it applied to almost any study (except case studies) eg. a biological explanation reduces behaviour to just biology and doesn't take into account environment/behaviourism etc.

That's the A2 exam isn't it? I'm taking that too. AH!
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ok thanks, thats been alot of help
god i will bo so glad when this exam is out of the way!!
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It's madness for OCR, we have to know minimum 48 studies. I seriously, how can they expect that
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(Original post by lucyscarlett)
hi, my teacher told me that to do well in my A2 psychol exams i should put 6 points of evaulation in.
ive been looking over studies and i cant seem to find 6 points.
does anyone know of any general evaluation points that i could adapt to each study, such as things like determinism??
thanks
Too simplistic, doesn't take account of other factors involved in forming behaviour e.g. evolutionary theory doesn't take account of how each person's individual experiences affect them.
May not be generisable to all people e.g. psychodynamic theory is based largely on the work of Freud and since his ideas are based on interviews with rich, neurotic, Jewish, Viennese women they may not apply to everyone.
All I can think of offhand, hope it helps.
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It's silly to memorise the evaluation points. If you have even slight understanding of the study and its methodology as well as knowledge of good methodology, you should be able to think of evaluations as you go along.

Sitting down and going "Okay, I can apply x criticism and y criticism to this study, and z criticism to this study" is just a waste of time.
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(Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
It's silly to memorise the evaluation points. If you have even slight understanding of the study and its methodology as well as knowledge of good methodology, you should be able to think of evaluations as you go along.

Sitting down and going "Okay, I can apply x criticism and y criticism to this study, and z criticism to this study" is just a waste of time.

Ditto. It should jump out at you from looking at a study what the pros and cons are, instead of going through a list and picking points categorically
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