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Example Answer for Question 14 Paper 2: AS Psychology, June 2017 (AQA)
- AS, A Level
Last updated 22 May 2017
Section C - Research Methods
Question 14: Explain [2 Marks] - Hypotheses
Suggested Answer: No, it should be non-directional. Directional hypotheses are used when previous research suggests that the findings of a study will go in a particular direction; however, as the extract says ‘a psychologist was not aware of any previous research’, a directional hypothesis would not be appropriate.
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