Lower Sixth enjoyed a trip to the Zoo this week as part of their Psychology studies. The students spent the day developing the observational research skills they’d learnt in lessons.
The research task involved monitoring an animal of their choice, where they started by carrying out unstructured observations, noticing behaviours and operationalising them in order to make their work more accurate.
The students then used various sampling techniques, including time and event, to create their structured observations. This helped the group to further develop skills that they’d learnt in the classroom as well as understanding the relative strengths and limitations of each.
Everyone had a wonderful day, and the Students will now write up their findings in lessons.