Exam question. Using your knowledge of Psychology, outline the design of a correlation (4) Describe how the correlation method was used in any 2 pieces of psychological research you studied (8) Using examples, compare the use of correlation with any other one method used in Psychology ( 8 )
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Total marks = 40
What research methods could you use?
Using the mini whiteboards come up with 2 similarities and 2 differences between:
Correlations and Experiments
Correlations and Self reports
Correlations and Observations
Hint:You can prepare this before hand for all of the research methods! Know your points before you go in!
Writing Frame Example
Point: Another similarity between correlations & experiments ( in particular lab experiments) is that both can have procedures that can be repeated which means findings are confirmed.
Point: A difference between correlations and experiments is that experiments can determine cause and effect and correlations look at a relationships between two variables.
Discuss how correlation can be useful in our understanding of everyday life (8)
3rd paragraph if you have time.