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Earlier on, I have proposed in undertaking an experimental research to explore the topic of false/fabricated memories in line with the phenomenon of groupthink. I have chosen this particular topic in forensic psychology as memory is an interesting topic to explore particularly because memory is the basis of eyewitness testimony. I want to design a research plan to test memory confidence.

- Which scale is appropriate for use for this research plan and why?
- A justification of why this scale is reliable and valid. If you can't find reliability and validity for the scale, describe how you would demonstrate that the scale is reliable and valid.
- What test is appropriate for the plan?
- What population is used for the scale and test?

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Dear Student,

Hi and thank you for your trust. In this particular problem, you are indicating that you need to submit 3 pages as an additional set (I would assume this is for the false memory research - if not, it is okay, this suggested scale should cover what you need either way as an example for doing that form of quantitative research). I am supposing that this is related also to the scales-set questions and this means that you need to provide a set-plan for doing scales-based research, justify your choices, the kind of test that you need to do. I think we will tie include the false-memories elements here - especially since you have submitted a proposal in doing that particular experimental route. This way, while this assistance stands alone as a sample of scalar-choice, you can also use it for that particular assignment. The outline should be simple. I suggest:

1. The research you will undertake - explain a little what it is all about - 100 words
2. Your scale choice and why, explain how you will deal with issues of reliability and validity - 150 words
3. Sample test - provide a set of Likert-scale questions following criterion-based tests - 5 items
4. Population choice - explain the population set (see solution on false memories paper) - 150 words
5. Resources

As you can see, the set above appears to contain less than 600 words, but remember that your items sample is 5 and you need to explain why you are going to use the criterion test for example - this should cover over 3 pages and provide a good description of your choices. I have listed the resources that you can further explore to help you with this paper. Just let me know if you need further clarification. Good luck with your studies.

Sincerely,
AE 105878/Xenia Jones
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On the Research

Earlier on, I have proposed in undertaking an experimental research to explore the topic of false/fabricated memories in line with the phenomenon of groupthink. I have chosen this particular topic in forensic psychology as memory is an interesting topic to explore particularly because memory is the basis of eyewitness testimony. How malleable is memory? How does peer group and peer pressure affect memory and recall? Do we recall what we really experienced or is memory reliant on elements other than just what is stored for the purpose of corroboration? If corroboration happens does it strengthen the memory? If an event is witnessed by a group of people, will the memory they recall pertaining to that particular event really about that event or is it a construct based on corroboration? Will they report something as their own 'recall' based on the fact that it is the ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in undertaking research on the topic of 'False Memory' and Group think. This particular solution provides advise on the applicable scale for a qualitative/experimental study on the matter. The scale used and exemplified is defined and described and a sample test is also suggested. The population/sampling/sample is also discussed. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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