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  1. IA

    Hey there! My IA is due quite soon, and I thought I had enough sets of data with the 50 answered surveys I have collected so far. I'm pretty sure our teacher mentioned that 50 was the minimum, at one point. However, I just read the IA guide on here, which recommended at least 100 sets of data, at least if you're using the Chi-square test (which I am planning to use). Will I lose marks if i don't have enough data? Or will it be fine if I mention that this is a weakness in my research? Should I try to collect more data? I have struggled a bit with obtaining enough data as it is, so I may not be able to acquire 50 additional responses.
  2. 1. What is your real name? Oda 2. Where are you from? Norway 3. How did you find out about IB Survival?Googled something IB-related and it showed up 4. What made you register on IB Survival?I thought it could be useful in the future, so why not? 5. When did you (approximately) register here?Yesterday (7th of February, 2016) 6. What is your favourite IB subject?History!!!! I love History so much! For runner up, I would say Norwegian A1 Lit., because my teacher is amazing. 7. When are you graduating?May 2017 8. What are your plans for university?Studying probably History or something related to languages, most likely in the UK 9. What are your free-time hobbies?Sleep, Netflix, dank memes, friends 10. If you could change one thing on IB Survival, what would it be?I haven't really been on here for long enough to say
  3. Let me just start by saying that I take History HL and love it to bits. It's, by far, my favourite subject. But, I have been very interested in history for a long time now, and I'm even considering studying it in university. I also take Psychology, but at SL, and definitely enjoy that subject, too! BUT, considering you're planning on pursuing a career within sciences, and ultimately medicine, I would recommend going for Psychology HL. It would probably look better on a personal statement, plus you would have the option of angling towards medical psychiatry. If you're very interested in history as well, you could possibly try to rearrange your subject choices so that you could have it as a SL in addition to Psychology HL. Also, ask your IB Coordinator if there is a possibility of changing subjects after you have started in the IBDP, and had the opportunity to try the subjects out. We were allowed to do so for the first 1-2 months in my school.
  4. Well, it obviously depends on what you're most interested in. I personally have Psychology SL, and enjoy it, but there have been moments when I wish I had chosen Business instead. I wouldn't say Psych is my favourite subject, but it has some interesting bits – looking into case studies and ethical violations, for example – and it's definitely not a subject I mind having. So far, we have been through the Socio-Cultural Level of Analysis, which I find to be pretty easy. Can't say anything for Cognitive– and Biological Level, though. You will have to memorise a lot of studies, and will have to incorporate them into your essays. This might be a bit tricky for some, but if you work a bit with the studies both in lessons and at home, it shouldn't be too much of a hassle. I'm still in my first year of IBDP, so I can't say that much regarding the amounts of essays. So far we've mostly had Short Answer Questions (SAQs), where you have 20 minutes to explain a phenomenon or theory and link it to a study, and I'm pretty sure ours have been mostly for the sake of practice. One thing that might be slightly pro-Psych (contra Business) is that Psych can easily be connected to TOK, as it deals a lot with knowledge and perceptions. In addition, there is a lot of shared vocabulary between Psych and TOK. We are currently writing TOK Mock Essays, and I have used so much Psych in mine, because it has to do with intelligence. So, Psych might give you an advantage in those situations. Then again, my friend – who is writing about the exact same thing as me – uses some Business stuff in his. I've also heard that Business is a relatively easy subject to get a 7 in, and for your IAs and even you EE (I think) you're primarily going to contact a business and offer help and advice or analyse their business or something along those lines. At least that applies to those with HL. Lastly, I would recommend to take into consideration if one of the subjects would be beneficial for a certain career or area of study, if you have figured out what you would like to do in the future. And, ask the IB Coordinator in your school if there is any possibility of switching subjects after you have started. In my school people were allowed to change subjects for the first 1-2 months. Sorry if that was way too long, I got a bit carried away. Hopefully some of it was helpful!