When you have finished your research on the Samuel & Bryant study, you will need to have a go at these questions, which are based on Section A and Section B of the summer exam.
1. From the study by Samuel & Bryant on conservation, identify four factors that affect a child’s ability to conserve. 
2. Samuel & Bryant’s conservation study had three conditions. Briefly outline two of these conditions. 
3. The study by Samuel & Bryant involved conducting interviews with children.
(a) Describe one problem psychologists have to consider when they interview children. 
(b) Suggest how psychologists might deal with this problem. 
4. Outline two conclusions that can be drawn from Samuel & Bryant’s conservation experiments 
5. Outline one way the findings from Samuel & Bryant show that cognitive development occurs. 
6. Samuel & Bryant’s study considered the validity of Piaget’s methods of studying conservation.
(a) Explain what ‘validity’ means. 
(b) Outline one difference between the method used by Piaget and the method used by Samuel & Bryant. 
(a) Identify a Independent Variable and a Dependent Variable from the study by Samuel & Bryant. 
(b) Describe the sample used in the study by Samuel & Bryant and give one limitation of the sample. 
(c) Describe how behaviour was measured in the study by Samuel & Bryant. 
(d) Explain how the validity of these measures could be assessed. 
(e) Outline the results from the study by Samuel & Bryant. 
(f) Suggest two changes that could be made to this study and outline what impact these changes might have on the results.