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Question: The subjective world of a school teacher:
A Phenomenological Analysis

Answer: TITLE AND ABSRACT The inner thoughts and feelings of an individual upon their career in a secondary school are here represented within...


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  • Subject: Social Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 84%
  • Words: 3229
  • Date submitted: February 02, 2010
  • Date written: August, 2003
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2500

Question: Title: A comparison study into the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing and Relapse Prevention as treatments for alcohol problems.

Answer: The purpose of the study is to compare the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing and Relapse Prevention as treatments for alcohol problems. The...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 3885
  • Date submitted: January 11, 2010
  • Date written: January, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2431

Question: What are the assumptions of a Positivist approach to psychological research? (300 words)

Answer: The central assumption of the positivist approach is that there is an objective reality in the world which can be observed, measured...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 300
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2007
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 216

Question: Investigation of cognitive resources available and any limitations placed upon them, whilst carrying out dual tasks, by similarity of stimuli and/or similarity of response required.

Answer: McLeod (1977, cited by Edgar 2002) conducted a study producing results suggesting that cognitive resources used in information processing may be limited...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 2059
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: September, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 237

Question: Describe two different methods that have been used to study the concept of identity and comment on their limitations.

Answer: In this essay I will describe and explore the limitations of the Semi Structured Interview as used by Marcia (1966, 1980, 1994)...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 1815
  • Date submitted: January 21, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 234

Question: Practical Report: Investigating the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using the Internet to Collect Questionnaire Data

Answer: This study aimed to identify the advantages and disadvantages of using the internet to acquire valid questionnaire data. Because of the rise...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2979
  • Date submitted: December 27, 2010
  • Date written: December, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3572

Question: Exploring the effect of introducing olfactory triggers at encoding, on recall ability, in relation to levels of processing in memory.

Answer: Experiments by Craik and Tulving (1975) suggest recall is enhanced using deeper levels of processing by giving meaning to words, semantic processing,...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2546
  • Date submitted: January 20, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Project
  • Essay ID: 212

Question: Imagine that you have been hired as a consultant for a firm that plans to develop surveys that are presented on the internet. They want to obtain accurate information about people’s beliefs and attitudes from these surveys. Based on psychological research on surveys, what advice would you give to this firm? Support your recommendations with psychological evidence.

Answer: Creating a survey is a much more complicated procedure than many people believe, and there is much to take into account when...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2448
  • Date submitted: September 05, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2853

Question: Psychology seems to rely extensively on laboratory-based experimentation. Would it be more useful to confine investigations to naturalistic settings?

Answer: This essay fundamentally appreciates differences in defining the nature of problem solving and evaluates the representational, transferability and ecological validity of the...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1882
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2949

Question: Identify the basic elements of an experiment. Discuss how using a control group in an experiment allows the researcher to make causal interpretations.

Answer: Experimentation is a research method which enables psychologists to test for a hypothesis. This essay will define the basic elements of an...


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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Research Methods
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 505
  • Date submitted: April 09, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2836

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