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  • Dear Natasha Not sure what you mean by Cog HL. Ethics questions may be asked of SL or HL for the cognitive approach. In the extension, there is no ethics question.
  • 26 Apr Ana Calo
    Marmot et al (1997)
    I thought so, thank you!
  • 26 Apr Natasha Chan
    Study guide: Cognition and tech
    Hi John, Is it possible to get asked an ethical considerations Q for Cog HL? I see research methods but not reference to ethics.
  • 25 Apr Jill Goodreau
    Study guide: Cognitive processes
    Thanks for the quick response John!
  • Dear Jill Yes.
  • 25 Apr John Crane
    Paper 1 clarifications
    Dear Art I guess it depends on whether you are looking at a print copy of the guide or the online version. There are drop-down menus with information in them. Originally it was said that candidates would be tested even on material in those...
  • 25 Apr John Crane
    Developmental psych
    Thanks, Jessica! I will add it above when I get home from this student trip!
  • 25 Apr John Crane
    Scaled markbands
    Dear Loretta It depends on what you mean that they did not answer the question. if the research and theory are not relevant to the question, then they will not earn any credit for criteria B, C or D. For A they may still earn 1 mark and they...
  • 25 Apr John Crane
    Sociocultural approach
    Dear Rebekah There are no such rules in assessment. They would have to use the study appropriately to answer a question, but if it is appropriate it will earn credit.
  • 25 Apr John Crane
    Marmot et al (1997)
    Dear Ana No. It is a natural experiment, so comparing it to a lab experiment would still be an experiment. If they are only asking you to discuss one or more research methods, however, this would be a fine approach.
  • 25 Apr Art O'Brien
    Paper 1 clarifications
    Hi, again. I also should mention the whole "drop-down" part above is confusing to me. Sorry to be obtuse.
  • 25 Apr Jill Goodreau
    Study guide: Cognitive processes
    I understand that schema theory can be used for an ERQ on memory models but can a student use schema theory for an SAQ on "Explain one model of memory"?