Demonstrate a critical awareness of individual and cultural differences
that impact on learning and memory.
b) Critically evaluate the key processes involved in memory.
f) Demonstrate a critical understanding of the current literature
Length 1750 words (not including references)
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Assessment Task 2 Details and Instructions
You are to write a 1750 word research report based on the experiment conducted in the week 2
tutorial. For this you will need to include the following sections.
Needs to be professional, concise, and informative. Originality encouraged.
A paragraph no more than 250 words giving a brief summary of the background literature, aim,
hypotheses, method, results, conclusion, and future directions of the current study.
Introduction (~625 words)
In this section, you will need to summarise and evaluate current findings and theories in this area.
This is when you should introduce relevant terms and issues, remembering to provide definitions for
This section should also include descriptions of past studies, and a critical analysis of their findings.
You need to think about whether appropriate methods and controls were employed in their study so
that results are valid and reliable, as well as if the conclusions were logically drawn from the findings.
The introduction should end with the hypothesis of the current study that is based on the research
question provided in this section below. You are required to create the directional hypotheses. It
should follow naturally from the introduction. You also need to make sure that the prediction you are
making has been rationalised (i.e., the prediction is made using information from the introduction).
This will be covered in the tutorials.