Psychological research into how people understand their social world

Psychological research into how people understand their social world

“Psychological research into how people understand their social world has benefitted from drawing upon a diverse range of methods.” “Evaluate this claim ,drawing upon examples from across the module to support your answer.” A good range of examples need to be given from a range of psychological research methods that have been covered within the module. The use of at least 3 different methods which are not similar to each other. Need to pick relevant examples of research that have used these, in order to answer the question. The command word in the essay question is evaluate. This means that you will need to make an appraisal of the worth, validity and/or effectiveness of the claim that is stated within the question (that ‘psychological research into how people understand their social world has benefitted from drawing upon a diverse range of methods’). “To evaluate the claim itself, you will need to discuss some different methods in psychology, selecting appropriate examples to answer the question as set, and evaluate how beneficial these methods, and the research which has used them, have been. You should think carefully about what is meant by ‘psychological research into how people understand their social world’, and be clear about this both in your answer, and when deciding which material to include. You may find it useful to select a smaller number of methods to discuss in more detail, while mentioning other methods more briefly.” 19. 05. 2018