16th May EMA tutorial

Better Essays

Welcome to
DE100 2014J
Final Tutorial
Focusing on the EMA:
Due Tue 26th May 2015

Module Review
EMA guidelines
Planning an essay
Submitting the EMA

• Have you registered for your next module? If yes then share with the group what you are doing next. Module Overview
• In groups you have 10 minutes to discuss one of the 3 parts of Investigating psychology:
– Part 1 (Ch.1 - 3) ‘Why people do harm to others?’
– Part 2 (Ch.4 - 6) ‘What determines human behaviour?’
– Part 3 (Ch.7 - 9) ‘Psychological processes that cannot be directly observed’

• Think about the studies and concepts in each of the parts and be prepared to discuss your ideas when you are called back.

Module Overview: Part 1
Why people do harm to others?
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3.2: Why do it this way? is especially relevant, as it considers an important advantage of the experimental method.
Chapter 6: No experiments are discussed in this chapter, however, the essay question requires you to discuss the value of experiments. Consider if there are certain aspects of human behaviour and/or performance that cannot be meaningfully investigated using experiments. What are the alternative methods of studying behaviour? Sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 6 are relevant in this respect. Box 6.1 describes some of the advantages of qualitative methods, while Section 3 discusses the use of interviews and ethnography to study friendships.
Chapter 9: Sections 2, 3 and 4 provide information relevant to the question, they describe a number of experiments carried out in order to enhance our understanding of memory. Section 3 and Box 9.2: Why do it this way? are especially relevant, as they consider some of the limitations of experiments with regard to the application of memory research to real-life contexts. You might want to reflect on this when evaluating the contribution of experiments to the understanding of human behaviour and performance.

Quantitative vs. Qualitative
• What are the strengths of the experimental method? • What are the limitations?
• Consider the above in relation to quantitative and qualitative methodology

Using audio-visual material
• Try to use at least one piece of audio-visual material to

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