Psychology A-level coursewrk, on imagery Vs rehearsal in memory!
The aim of my investigation was to investigate whether imagery was a better form of memorisation then rote rehearsal.
Different psychologists have found one method to have a different level of effectiveness than the other.
The one-tailed hypothesis for this investigation would be “which is a better form of memorisation, imagery or rote rehearsal?” The hypothesis was mainly concerned with investigating which factor, either imagery or rote rehearsal was the better form of memorisation. To investigate this, my aim is to use a group of 6th form students and examine which is the better form of memorisation.
The study used repeated measures design. The sample I used was the opportunistic sample whereby I obtained those participants who were available to me at that time.
I will be testing a representative sample of 20 students. The study will be carried out in a field setting. There will be some ethical issues that I will need to into consideration such as participants consent, right to withdrawal e.t.c.
The results were collected on a sheet (appendix ). The words that were correctly remembered with the associated word were written down on the sheet. The participants were taken into a separate room so that other participants were not around, thus avoiding conferring and distraction.
The results obtained showed that imagery is a better form of memorisation then rote rehearsal. It was found that more people