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  • 16 Jan Lukasz Atowski
    C. Exploration
    Hi John, I am sorry for this question, was probably asked many times. What will happen if student got 18 participants in total in the independent measure design - 9 for each condition. Would that work? Thank you for your help! Lukasz
  • 16 Jan Hana Majzoub
    B. Introduction
    In other words, are you trying to say that there is no need to state the IV&DV as it was in the old version????
  • 16 Jan Alessandra Bonavia
    Forming the research question
    Dear John, I was wondering whether these three topics are feasible for EE and I hope you have some suggestions - anxiety in parents and behavioral issues in children - attachment styles and self esteem - gad and interpersonal relationships...
  • Hi John, I also think it is a very risky strategy. The one I am pushing is learning one approach at the ERQ level very well, plus the HL extension for the approach. I also said they should learn research methods and ethics for all three approaches...
  • 16 Jan Anastasia Panidou
    Paper 2 clarifications
    Dear John, Happy New Year. It is a bit unclear for me how to approach the question: Discuss biological factors that may affect diagnosis. Additionally, for the cognitive factors on diagnosis, whether we could mention the clinician's biases...
  • 16 Jan Dabalina Chatterjee
    Writing samples: Abnormal
    okay thank you
  • Hi John, I have a question that I was prompted about here but which actually applies to all ERQs. I have struggled with Criteria A a bit because it says the problem or issue must be "explained". Sample 2 above got full marks for this criteria...
  • 16 Jan Dabalina Chatterjee
    IA Exemplar High
    hi John, My students are doing levels of processing (semantic and structural) this time. aim is to investigate the effect of depth of cognitive processing on memory recall. total number of participants 24. respnses are recall of no of semantic...
  • 16 Jan Ranjani Ravi
    Paper 1 clarifications
    Dear John, Can the students be asked an ERQ from the extensions in paper 1?
  • 16 Jan Reva George
    Qualitative research methods
    Hello John I have one clarification regarding the portions to be taught under"Approaches to research" for the 2020 exam students. The study guide specifies 20 hours for SL and 60 for HL. this means HL students have both quantitative and qualitative...
  • 16 Jan John Crane
    Localization & Plasticity
    Dear Kim I think that the IB may accept it as an observation - and for a long time I taught it as such myself. OCR (the A level qualification) considers it a quasi-experiment. You might also consider it a correlational study. This is a good...
  • 16 Jan John Crane
    Writing samples: Sociocultural
    Dear Imon Yes, you are correct. The material in the "content" column will never be assessed. It is just a list of suggestions - and not all of them helpful!