Ideas for Internal Assessment

This is by no means a definitive list of all the topics that students could choose to explore in their internal assessment. Students should choose something that they clearly understand and is easy to replicate. There are a few types of studies that should be avoided as the work does not meet the IB definition of a "simple experiment." They are in the "Danger Zone." The following topics are possible, but you...

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shanmuga vadivu Ramasamy 18 May 2014 - 13:26

Hi John, couple of students want to do IA on colour processing in visual perception, by Zeki and Marini (1998)? The findings are based on brain imaging techniques and so do other review of literature.. can they do this? hep me..

John Crane 18 May 2014 - 16:06

Dear Shanmuga, Not sure how they could replicate this study. Have them choose something that is simple and easy to replicate. I don't think that they are going to have access to brain imaging technology.....

shanmuga vadivu Ramasamy 19 May 2014 - 07:50

Thanks John!

Jane Gibbons 22 August 2014 - 07:29

Hi John, one of my students wishes to replicate Mandler’s experiments for schema theory and memory. Would you know where I can direct them to get a full version of his experiment?

John Crane 23 August 2014 - 14:57

I don't. It is so interesting that you ask this since I have been searching for it for my own students this week. We have found several articles written about the study, but none that clearly lay out the procedure. This is the most similar we can find, but we have not bought it - yet. We are looking for a free copy.

John Crane 23 August 2014 - 15:00

Jane, if you send me an email to, I can send you something very similar that I have just downloaded from Researchgate.

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