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Uploaded a file called Mnemonics for use when evaluating

PERRVVO is for use when considering studies (interpretation from different perspectives, ethics, reliability, representative sample, validity (internal), validity (external), other supporting research) SCUMET is for use with theories (Socially sensitive, contradicting research, usefulness, missing ideas, evidence, and testability)

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Uploaded a file called Improving Psychological Research

My students don't do enough thinking/generating ideas. This task is intended to encourage that, by getting them to improve/redesign research. The references to 'PERRVVO' and 'SCUMET' are mnemonics we use when evaluating. (See separate resource)

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Uploaded a file called Balloon Debate Grid

Blow this up to A3, pick four psychologists, and the rest is done - intended to encourage students to weigh up strengths and limitations of different psychologists, and make decisions.

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Uploaded a file called Essay Plan Using Thinking Hats

Series of questions for students to work through, to make sure that they are considering whatever the topic in different ways. My lot tend not to wear their 'creativity hats' very well, but this has helped.

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Uploaded a file called Essay Planning Sheet

A bit of guidance on doing nice essays. The reference to the PERVERT mnemonic is a way of getting them to consider the following: Practical Issues Ethical Issues Validity Issues Reliability Issues Enough Data? Representative Sample? Theoretical Bias?

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Uploaded a file called Approaches to Psychology - Speed Hating

A task where groups of students take on different Psychological Perspective (Cognitive, Behaviourist, Whatever) and interpret some 'stimulus material' (usually a hilarious youtube clip of someone doing something weird. Stress at work is good.) They then have to pair off with people from another perspective and they have three minute arguments (hence 'speed hating) where they have to convince the other person their theory is better. Great for 'student centred learning'/ofsted inspections, because the kids are learning while you do nothing.