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These participants may not be representative of the population or randomly chosen, but at least the researcher has a sample and if the results prove to be interesting then one could always see it as a pilot study for further investigation. The point is, be clear in your report about how your participants were selected and show that, however you have chosen your sample, you are aware of its limitations. Measuring your participants Given the above discussion, it is important that you describe the selection method in your report and that you describe your sample 36 A GUIDE TO COURSEWORK IN PSYCHOLOGY statistically.
The aims of the investigation The main aim of psychology is to determine the causes of behaviour. This assumes that behaviour is determined by either: • Internal states, such as a person’s mood, their personal experiences, hormonal changes, what their goals are, their perceptions of the world and other people, and so on. • External situations, such as where a person is (at home, at work, at play, and so on), whom they are with, and details of the situation. In determining the causes of behaviour, psychologists develop explanations or theories.
It may be the case that people who are depressed and taking medication sleep more than my sample of people with no symptoms of depression. In this case my prediction will not be 3. RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY 31 supported, but the investigation itself is ﬂawed. It is not a good test of the theory. At best, we can say that the ﬁndings are inconsistent with the theory. If we cannot prove or disprove theories, what can we do? Theories live and die not as a result of a single investigation, but rather from a broad range of investigations.