Example Answer for Question 7 Paper 2: A Level Psychology, June 2017 (AQA)
Last updated 25 Apr 2018
Section B – Biopsychology: Q7 [2 Marks]
Quantitative data can oversimplify reality. In this study, the carers might be asked to rate the effectiveness of physiotherapy on a scale (e.g. 1 = not very effective to 5 = highly effective) which forces the carers to select a pre-determined answer. This means that the quantitative data obtained does not provide an insight into how/why they find the therapy effective which may be more useful to psychologists.
Please Note: These answers have been produced without the knowledge of the mark scheme and merely reflect my attempt at producing a model answer on the day of the exam.