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Finding an ESS IA topic is really the make-or-break moment of the whole assignment. It really determines how much time you spend on it and how difficult data analysis will be. First, take a look at if a questionnaire or experiment would be better suited to...

Are you wondering what is better ESS IA choice: a Questionnaire or Experiment? These are both primary data ESS IA choices. Majority of students who possess Humanities based knowledge and, because of this, don’t have knowledge of how to even stage an experiment. Therefore conducting an...

Mock Exam Information for Students The mock exams are held to resemble the real exams as closely as possible; in the setting up of the room, how the students enter and leave the room, and the reading of the instructions. This reduces the students concerns for...

This criterion assesses the extent to which you establish and explore an environmental issue (either local or global) for an investigation and develops this to state a relevant and focused research question. This criterion assesses the development of the purpose of the study. You will be...

Surveys Survey research involves the collection of information from a sample of individuals through their responses to questions. It is an efficient method for systematically collecting data from a broad spectrum of individuals and educational settings. Examples of surveys: Ecological footprint calculations, Carbon footprint calculations, EVS, Food waste calculations etc. Secondary Data...

This criterion assesses the extent to which you have developed appropriate methods to gather data that is relevant to the research question. The data could be primary or secondary, qualitative or quantitative, and may utilize techniques associated with both experimental or social science methods of...

The individual investigation for internal assessment (usually just called “The IA”) is a practical assignment that all ESS students will complete. The IA makes up 25% of the final score on the course. The assignment will be submitted as a lab report and should be 1500...