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  1. I've looked around a fair bit now and all i can seem to find is English literature papers, any help would be appreciated.
  2. Help me with this example: Is there a causation between cancer and smoking or just a strong correlation? is it a causation if smoking will always cause a physical change in your cells, which in turn causes cancer, or is it a causation between smoking and causing a change in your cells but not between smoking and getting cancer, because there are many other factors (immunity, genes, etc.) that determine whether you are going to develop cancer at all. hope you get what im saying, cheers
  3. Admittedly i don't know what the exact specifications for this written task are, if someone could clarify as to what it is that would be superb. Thanks for the help!
  4. People have been invaluable on this site! I've come up with a topic which seems very viable and interesting and i would like input before i'm overly confident! So basically i had a theoretical science essay, i though it was worth the risk changing considering that i would probably fail anyway. So i thought i would try seeing how different types of honey ( frusctose corn syrup, normal honey, varting strengths of manuka honey) would affect bacterial growth in e coli ( any suggestions for a bacterium i should use would be appreciated) There have been numerous claims on the antibacterial properties of manuka honey especially, but no real solid research. The experiment itself seems quite straightforward, i would apply each substance at different stages of growth ect. I don't think i would need overly complex equipment, but as you know its hard to judge at this stage. It pains me to say but the first draft is due in September, and the deadline is in October.... but i've hear the ib deadline is actually sometime in January. I would just get my head down and power through, but i don't know where i would get a lab, and i dont know how the IBO would feel about me doing it in my back garden ( ha!) but these are problems i can solve no doubt, what is your advice on the matter? What would you do in my position? My supervisor isn't replying at all in the summer!
  5. Thats really good advice, what is the average grade for an essay of this type? Can i at least pass?
  6. It says i have to use primary sources for my extended essay, i've found articles on pubmed.gov for my biology extended essay, they give me raw data of their experiments, along with a hefty text. If i used this and made my own interpretation of the results, would this be considered raw data? And if so why not? I know theoretical science essays always do poorly, but have to continue with my topic as my supervisor wont answer my emails in the summer. I can't understand why its so bad to use professional data if i come up with my own interpretation. Also, can anyone explain to me how to use referencing? I know there are different types but i would really appreciate it if someone told me the easiest one to use for a science essay! I want to make sure i get it right Thanks for the help
  7. I wish i would have found this website sooner, you see unfortunately i've dug myself a metaphorical hole Basically i've chosen to do a theoretical research question in biology, not knowing that most essays in theoretical science recieve a D or less. Unfortunately my supervisor failed to bring this to light, even though this is my fault more then hers.....i've sent her an email concering this and i'm waiting for a reply :/ http://mcommerce.roamdata.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wpid-nokia-snake-300x225.jpg pic related So I made a related post on this earlier http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/24904-do-i-need-raw-data-primary-source-in-my-biology-extended-essay/ my research question is " To what extent can lactose intolerance be treated with the bacterium lactobacillus acidophilus" i thought it was a really interesting topic, i' ve got a lot of solid sources with raw data, but the thing is i haven't collected it myself! I don't understand why it's so bad to use data from a governtment website, that uses trained professionals. some people suggested doing a lab, i think its too late for that.. and it would be really difficult to reproduce that and get accurate results.... but we'll see what my supervisor says. the essay is due in october and the lab deadline was in April. I start school again on august 15th and the deadline for the draft is september 4th. So what do i do know? What would you do now? And why do most essays on theoretical science recieve a D? I really regret not doing it on mouthwash......
  8. Here's my extended essay topic: "To what extent can lactose intolerance be treated with the bacterium lactobacillus acidophilus" So i thought i had some solid primary sources for my extended essay: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11233016 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9276791 These are just the abstracts of some of the research papers im using. But now i've actually got these research papers in hand, they were not quite what i expected. The information they give is really good for my topic, but there is very little raw data presented, which worries me. That is to say i could write my EE with this information, but to get a good grade i need more raw data. So i was wondering if anyone could suggest somewhere i could gather the raw data ( primary sources) for a biology extended essay, i know there's been a lot of research done on my topic so there should be a lot of information on it. What kind of sources do the examiners prefer for an essay of this kind? Also how can i prove that my sources are reliable? The reason i chose the sources above was because it was a government site :/ but i need to put something better than that.... Really appreciate the help
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