10. Internal assessment

IB Psychology: 10. Internal assessment

The Internal Assessment asks you to apply your understanding of experimental methods by replicating a published study to see if your results confirm those of the original study.For SL candidates, this is 25% of your final IB Psychology grade. For HL candidates, this is 20% of your final IB Psychology grade. You are allowed to submit one draft to your teacher for feedback. The final copy is submitted to the IB.

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Comments 6

Karen Hinnen 5 April 2018 - 15:56

I have a student group who wants to conduct an experiment on the Stroop Effect. Do you think this study is too old?

John Crane 7 April 2018 - 17:10

Dear Karen

Personally, not a fan of Stroop for the IA. And there are so many copies of that IA online. However, it is not too old to replicate and is totally fine.

Doug Altizer 15 May 2018 - 16:21

Can students use a reading comprehension excerpt that they took from an online source for the IA. Replicating Anderson and Fuller.

John Crane 16 May 2018 - 04:58

Dear Doug

Students are not required to access the original study. As long as there is enough detail about the study, they are fine. As always, they need to cite the document that they used.

Doug Altizer 16 May 2018 - 16:13

Do we have any idea what the cut scores will look like for the new IA. We will be scoring for school based grades this year and the first set for submission will not be until May 2019. We try to maintain our consistency, but without prior year feedback it is hard to know.
Thank you!

John Crane 17 May 2018 - 05:10

Dear Doug,

There will be no markbands until after the first set of exams. So, I am only using scaled scores, assuming that the results will be very similar. You can find the scaled markbands here: thinkib.net

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