Internal Assessment

HL and SL candidates both have the same internal assessment requirements.  They must carry out a replication of a published study and then write an 1800 - 2200 word report, including an introduction, exploration of the methodology, analysis of results and an evaluation of their process.

This section contains sample IA's, tips for organizing the IA, guidance for statistics and analysis of results and guidance for how to write each of the required sections.

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Sample mock IA: Effort heuristic 24 October 2021

The following activity is a mock IA that I do with my students. The study looks at the Effort Heuristic.In this version,...
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IA marking: Sample 2 13 September 2021

The sample below is based on Baddeley, Thomson & Buchanan's (1975) study of word length effect.The sample is based on a...
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IA marking: Sample 5 2 July 2021

The sample below is based on Bransford and Johnson's (1972) study of framing and memory recall.The sample is based on a...
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IA marking: Sample 4 2 July 2021

The sample below is based on Nisbett and Wilson's (1977) study of the halo effect.The sample is based on a student's work,...
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IA marking: Sample 3 1 July 2021

The sample below is based on Sparrow et al's (2011) study of transactive memory.The sample is based on a student's work,...
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IA marking: Sample 1 1 July 2021

The sample below is based on Strack and Mussweiler's (1997) study of anchoring bias.The sample is based on a student's work,...
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