All three issues have been discussed at length recently in the media with strong opinions being voiced for and against each one (if you want to know more about any of them, there is a wealth of information in the media). You should select one of these topics and (a) describe how you would construct an attitude scale to measure people’s attitudes toward the issue in question using the Thurstone (1928) method of scale construction, and (b) critically evaluate this particular type of scale and consider how useful it might be in predicting relevant behaviour.
The coursework should be a minimum of 1,500 words and a maximum of 2,200 words, excluding the reference list (marks will be deducted where coursework is outside of these limits).
Presentation and submission of coursework
Typewritten coursework is encouraged (minimum font size of 12, minimum 1.5 spaced lines), but hand-written work is acceptable provided it is legible and written on one side of the paper only. Please staple the pages together, but do not put the work in any form of cardboard or plastic folder.
At the beginning of the coursework give the precise word count of your essay (excluding references). At the end of your work, give a full reference list (not a bibliography). Please note that references should be from authoritative academic sources: Wikipedia and other similar websites are not appropriate sources for this work. All references and citations within the work should be correctly formatted.
Warning: Any text that is not your own and that is not properly quoted and referenced constitutes plagiarism - this is not acceptable and will be referred to the Casework Office for investigation and disciplinary action.
Marking and feedback
The feedback on your coursework will be available for collection from the Psychology Resources Room (CM1-61) as indicated on the timetable above. Please make sure that you retain a copy of your submitted coursework for your own reference....