Practice Paper 3 – Observation of Hospitals – EXAMPLE ANSWERS

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The following are some sample answers to THIS PRACTICE PAPER THREE. Paper Three: Example Answers  The following are example answers to the practice three paper found on pg.  1.(a) Identify the research method used and outline two characteristics of the method. Method = covert participant observation Observations in qualitative studies like this one tend to happen in naturalistic environments, like hospitals. …

Practice Paper 3 – Observation of Hospitals – MARK SCHEME

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The following is a mark scheme to be used as a guide when marking answers to THIS PRACTICE PAPER THREE. 1.(a) Identify the research method used and outline two characteristics of the method. Method = covert participant observation (1 mark) participant observations involve the researcher becoming a member of the group they’re being observed (in this case they were a …

Practice Paper 3 – Observation of Hospitals

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The following is a summary of a study that can be used for practice when preparing for the new Paper 3. You have one hour and need to answer all five questions. The stimulus material below is based on a research article. People living in poverty find it difficult to access health care resources (e.g. medical treatment, Doctor’s appointments, vaccinations, …

Lesson Idea: Understanding thematic analysis

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The aim of the activities in this lesson is to help students understand the process and purpose of conducting a thematic analysis in qualitative research. This is more relevant for the “old” syllabus for IB Psychology, as thematic analysis won’t be assessed in the new curriculum. Outline Students are going to gather some data on a shared experience and then …

Lesson Idea: Understanding Reflexivity

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Reflexivity is a difficult concept for students to grasp. Using the study below can be a good way to help students understand how and why reflexivity is used in qualitative studies. Note: this task has been developed for the “old” syllabus. Task #1: Making Predictions Explain the aim of the study summarized below. Student’s think-pair-share about what research method they …

What is “reflexivity?”

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This is for the “old” syllabus (exams in May and Nov 2018).  What is reflexivity? Reflexivity is the process of continual reflection upon the research process by a researcher; at the heart of reflexivity is the idea of self-awareness. Students need to be able to “explain the use of reflexivity in qualitative research,” which means defining the term and explaining …

Lesson Idea: Using case studies to investigate problems (Old Syllabus – Paper 3)

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This is a modification of an earlier post. One of the learning outcomes for the HL qualitative research unit is: Explain how a case study could be used to investigate a problem in an organization or group (for example, a football team, a school, a family).  The following is an example activity that could be used to meet this learning …

Kahoot: Qualitative Methodology (Old Syllabus)

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This Kahoot quiz covers a selection of key terms from the qualitative research methods in the old syllabus. This can help prepare for Paper 3. The quiz focuses on general concepts, such as generalizability, transferability, participant expectations, as well as methodology (interviews, case studies and observations). Play the quiz HERE! We’re currently working on a Paper 3: Qualitative Methods Revision …

Lesson Idea: Analyzing a narrative interview

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The narrative interview technique is one of the hardest for students to describe and explain because it’s so abstract. Using real studies can make the approach more concrete.  Note: this task has been developed for the “old” syllabus. Task #1: Making Predictions Explain the aim of the study summarized below. Student’s think-pair-share about what research method they would use and …

What is a “narrative interview?”

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This material is the for the “old syllabus.” Students in the new IB Psychology syllabus (first exams May, 2019), do not need to know about narrative interviews (but they do need to know about unstructured interviews). What is a narrative interview?  A “narrative” is a spoken or written summary of connected events. So a narrative interview asks questions that require …