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  • 1. Unit 3 Criminological psychology<br />2. Methodology<br />
  • 2. Methodology<br />Most of this section should be revision from AS.<br />Think back to AS – we studied EWT, laboratory experiments and field experiments. <br />We also covered independent variables and dependent variables in the cognitive approach.<br />
  • 3. Research methods used to study witness effectiveness<br /> Read pages 6-7 in Edexcel A2 Psychology Student book and answer the following questions:<br />What do psychologists say about EWT as evidence in crimes?<br />How have laboratory experiments been used in criminological psychology? Explain the use of independent and dependent variables.<br />How are field experiments useful in this area?<br />Comment on the reliability of the experimental methods.<br />Comment on the validity of the experimental methods.<br />
  • 4. Research methods used to study witness effectiveness<br /> Read pages 8-9 and answer the following questions:<br />6) What are demand characteristics? What problems are there with experimental methods in terms of what they might or might not say?<br />7) What did Wagstaff et al. (2003) find regarding their research into the methodological issues of EWT? <br />8) Outline the research of Yuille and Cutshall (1986) and Ihlebaek et al. (2003).<br />9) Explain how and why ethical issues need to be considered with regard to eyewitness <br />
  • 5. Homework<br />Look up the research of either Behrman and Davey (2001) or Neisser (1981). What did they find?<br />
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