Ask you supervisor for advice, but if in doubt, keep it simple, choose a memory experiment (you don't get extra marks for originality).
Remember to make sure your research in psychology adheres to ethical guidelines.
They may exist with slightly different names in different fields.
You should examine journals in your own field to determine exactly which sections apply.
This means the studies outlined should lead logically into your aims and hypotheses.• Do be concise and selective, avoid the temptation to include anything in case it is relevant (i.e.
don't write a shopping list of studies).• Don’t turn this introduction into an essay.• Don’t spell out all the details of a piece of research unless it is one you are replicating.• Do include any relevant critical comment on research, but take care that your aims remain consistent with the literature review. You do not need to include wholesale replication of materials – instead include a ‘sensible’ (illustrate) level of detail.
• The final sentence(s) outline the studies 'contribution to knowledge' within the literature. Mention implications of your findings if appropriate.• Start with general theory, briefly introducing the topic.• Narrow down to specific and relevant theory and research.
Two or three studies is sufficient.• There should be a logical progression of ideas which aids the flow of the report.
The reference section is the list of all the sources cited in the essay (in alphabetical order).
It is not a bibliography (a list of the books you used).