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  • 21 Apr JYAYSI KAPADIA
    Writing samples: Relationships
    Dear John, Just making sure for social responsibility for May 2019 students can be asked biological approach, cognitive approach and sociocultural approach specifically for social responsibility?
  • 20 Apr John Crane
    Localization & Plasticity
    Dear Lakshmi I don’t know this study. If t uses a technique and shows localization of function, it is fine.
  • 20 Apr Lakshmi Priya Vivek
    Localization & Plasticity
    Amygdala in the perception of fearful stimuli by Ahs etc al 2009, can this study be used for location and technique to study brain?
  • 20 Apr John Crane
    Internal Assessment
    Dear Anthony I believe that your IB coordinator can request to get them back for a fee. As far as I remember, we have always only received a composite score, never the individual criteria. This is because not all are marked and even those...
  • Argh. Thanks. This sometimes happens in software updated. I will fix on Monday when I am home.
  • 20 Apr John Crane
    Paper 1 clarifications
    Dear Tony Yes, that is correct. It is just that they are not research methods.
  • 20 Apr John Crane
    ALP 1.2 Classification systems
    Isabel They will not need to have two studies about the CCCM. They will be asked a question about the use of classification systems in general. The box above with the advantages and disadvantages of using such a system is the most important...
  • 19 Apr Anthony Iacobucci
    Internal Assessment
    Hi John, I don't know if you can answer this but I would like your opinion on this. The IB stopped giving scores for each section of the IA back to the teacher I believe last year. They only give the final score, for example (10, 17, etc.)...
  • 19 Apr Joseph Mancuso
    Methodology: biological approach
    FYI, One of my students noted that all the links in the Exam Preparation section are dead.
  • 19 Apr Anthony Iacobucci
    Assessment changes
    Hey Veronica, it is one from each. Is that what you found?
  • 19 Apr Anthony Iacobucci
    Paper 1 clarifications
    Hi John, Above it states that twin studies, meta-nalysis, etc. may not be used to discuss research methods. They can, however, be used in other answers for support. For example on a "To what extent is one cognitive process reliable" they may...
  • 19 Apr Isabel McGann
    ALP 1.2 Classification systems
    Dear John, sorry I didn't make myself that clear. was wondering what research you use to support the discussion of the CCMD? Parker can be used in the essay but was wondering what else?