ERQ sample: Cultural dimensions

IB Psychology: ERQ sample: Cultural dimensions

The following essay sample is a response to the question: Evaluate research on one cultural dimension. The sample response is an example of an exemplary response that should receive top marks.The essay could also be used as a response to the question: Evaluate research on the effect of culture on behaviour.Comments about the essay are included below.Hofstede carried out a study in the 1970’s to determine if there are...


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Comments 4

Sergio Jiménez 28 January 2018 - 17:42

For the specific question "evaluate research on the effect of culture on behavior", would it be possible to use as pieces of research the enculturation studies, such as: Fagot, 1979 and Martin and Halverson, 1983 ?
thank you

John Crane 28 January 2018 - 19:25

Dear Sergio

That is a good question. I do not see why not. It makes sense to me. The student would have to link the research to "culture" explicitly, so they would have to clearly explain why they made that choice.

Katie Van Nuys 2 May 2018 - 13:46

For this sample ERQ, what score would you give it based on the rubric? Still trying to understand the nuance of the scoring rubric. For example, the difference between a 5 and a 6 within each criteria.

John Crane 3 May 2018 - 05:14

Dear Katie

As you will see above, the essay would receive top marks. The intention is to show what would make top marks for each part of the rubric, but not to give a score. The nuances of the top markbands are not yet really clear since there has not been an exam session with a markscheme to clarify this. As you will, the rubric is poorly written and sometimes the two criteria are very much the same.


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