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  • 16 Sep John Crane
    Internal Assessment
    No, that is fine. Just have the student include the other student on the cover of their IA, but write "non-candidate/left school"
  • 16 Sep Karen Dompor
    Internal Assessment
    Hi John, I had two students work on an IA, but one of them left (parent assigned to a different country), and all of my students have already conducted the experiment. Would this be a problem? Thank you!
  • 16 Sep John Crane
    Writing samples: Sociocultural
    Dear Michaela Good luck to you and your students this November! It is coming soon! And then I assume you have your summer holidays around the corner. Enjoy!
  • 16 Sep Michaela Fitzgerald
    Writing samples: Sociocultural
    Phew - thanks so much. Our students (November) are starting Mocks this week!
  • 16 Sep John Crane
    Forming the research question
    Dear Göksal It would be better if it could be more specific. But it is "ok".
  • 16 Sep John Crane
    Maguire (2000)
    Dear Priya, No. There would be no reason to deceive the participants. It is only important that the researchers not know which data set that they are looking at.
  • 16 Sep John Crane
    Writing samples: Sociocultural
    Dear Michaela The IB has said that they will not separate the terms. They will be asked all three with "and/or" as the link.
  • 16 Sep John Crane
    IA marking: Sample 1
    Dear Richard, Yes, a chi squared is appropriate. If you feel it is better for them, they could still simply it at this point.
  • 16 Sep Richard Knuckey
    IA marking: Sample 1
    Hi John I've got students doing this replication, but with the plausible/implausible conditions as well. Just checking, this would entail a Chi-Squared calculation? On reflection, I should have advised them to simplify it like the above, but...
  • 16 Sep Michaela Fitzgerald
    Writing samples: Sociocultural
    Hi John, In regards to this question 'Describe one research method used in the sociocultural approach to investigate cultural influences on individual attitudes, identity and behaviours.' Can they be asked only attitudes? or only identity?
  • 15 Sep Priya Aga
    Maguire (2000)
    The procedure mentions that it was a single blind study - with the researcher being unaware of the allocation - is this not DOUBLE blind?
  • 15 Sep Göksal Karpuzcu
    Forming the research question
    Dear John, Could you confirm if this EE is fine? "To what extent is the etiology of schizophrenia affected by biological factors?" Do you think that biological factors could be more specific such as genes? Thank you.