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    Okay so hi!

    I'm doing my exams in May of this year and I have just started revising for my Psychology Paper 1 (which I think I'll have the most trouble in due to not really paying any attention in class for the last two years...oops.). The thing is, I have found one rather questionable study, as in there is no actual trace of this study ever having happened (besides some IB study sites which all have pretty much the same information, just different wording).

    Sooooo, this study might not even be real, maybe it's just something the IB made up (because the IBO has actually confirmed the ''existence'' of this study in a mark scheme for the 2014 TZ1 P1). The study itself is by Kasamatsu and Hirai, done in 1999. You can google it, there's no real proof of it whatsoever. THE THING IIIIIIIS, I have already spent so much time and effort trying to learn every aspect of this study only to find out that it doesn't really exist... I'm a hard-working student but I feel like this is just something I don't wanna do unless I really really have to. Hence, my question is: DO IB EXAMINERS PROOF-CHECK THE STUDIES YOU USE IN PAPER 1??? And a follow-up question: SHOULD I TAKE THE RISK AND USE THIS STUDY WHICH I SPENT 24 HOURS STUDYING BUT IT COULD BE A COMPLETE LIE OOOOOOR SHOULD I GO THE SAFE WAY AND START ALL OVER (PROBS GONNA CRY A BIT BEFORE)???

    Any help is very much appreciated!!!

    Follow-up-follow-up question... do IB examiners check these forums... should I delete this post before the exams just so they wouldn't try to incriminate me or something????
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    (Original post by hetimaria)
    Okay so hi!

    I'm doing my exams in May of this year and I have just started revising for my Psychology Paper 1 (which I think I'll have the most trouble in due to not really paying any attention in class for the last two years...oops.). The thing is, I have found one rather questionable study, as in there is no actual trace of this study ever having happened (besides some IB study sites which all have pretty much the same information, just different wording).

    Sooooo, this study might not even be real, maybe it's just something the IB made up (because the IBO has actually confirmed the ''existence'' of this study in a mark scheme for the 2014 TZ1 P1). The study itself is by Kasamatsu and Hirai, done in 1999. You can google it, there's no real proof of it whatsoever. THE THING IIIIIIIS, I have already spent so much time and effort trying to learn every aspect of this study only to find out that it doesn't really exist... I'm a hard-working student but I feel like this is just something I don't wanna do unless I really really have to. Hence, my question is: DO IB EXAMINERS PROOF-CHECK THE STUDIES YOU USE IN PAPER 1??? And a follow-up question: SHOULD I TAKE THE RISK AND USE THIS STUDY WHICH I SPENT 24 HOURS STUDYING BUT IT COULD BE A COMPLETE LIE OOOOOOR SHOULD I GO THE SAFE WAY AND START ALL OVER (PROBS GONNA CRY A BIT BEFORE)???

    Any help is very much appreciated!!!

    Follow-up-follow-up question... do IB examiners check these forums... should I delete this post before the exams just so they wouldn't try to incriminate me or something????
    There could be a load of reasons why you can't find the study such as the fact that is isn't available online or publicly or you've got the title year or authors wrong or have spelt them incorrectly. And no IB examiners will not be able to identify you from thousands of students in the world and thousands of people who use this site. Nor will they have the time to.
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    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...tb02646.x/full

    Are you quoting the correct year of publication?
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    There could be a load of reasons why you can't find the study such as the fact that is isn't available online or publicly or you've got the title year or authors wrong or have spelt them incorrectly. And no IB examiners will not be able to identify you from thousands of students in the world and thousands of people who use this site. Nor will they have the time to.
    Oh, okay, thank you! I'll just use this study then, and I have spelt it correctly, so I dunno, it must be a glitch in the system or something... maybe IB has some secret sources...
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...tb02646.x/full

    Are you quoting the correct year of publication?
    Yes, I most certainly am. The study outline is also quite different from the one you sent. But it is interesting how this pair of psychologists only do studies on Buddhist... must be a cultural thing
 
 
 
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