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Group 3 Individuals and Societies

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Guidance and examples for those considering an Individuals and Societies EE.

EE Research Proposal Guide 2017. History: Choice of topic. Choice of topic The topic must: focus on the human past (at least 10 years ago) be worthy of study lend itself to systematic investigation in line with the published assessment criteria.

History: Choice of topic

Ten-year rule Essays that focus on events of the past 10 years are not acceptable, as these are regarded as current affairs, not history. Any essay that does so will be compromised across several criteria. It is not a requirement for the topic to be chosen from the Diploma Programme history course, but it must be acceptable to the supervisor. It should provide an opportunity for critical analysis of source material, and not depend on summarizing general secondary sources (such as textbooks and encyclopedias). The topic chosen must be suitable for effective treatment within the 4,000-word limit. Narrowing the scope of the essay: is a crucial step in helping to ensure that the essay has a clear focus allows students to demonstrate detailed and specific historical knowledge, understanding and critical analysis. History: Treatment of topic. Treatment of the topic Disciplinary focus Some topics can also be approached from the perspective of other subjects, such as economics or geography.

History: Treatment of topic

Social history includes areas such as music and sport. History: Treatment of assessment criteria. Interpreting the EE assessment criteria Criterion A: Focus and method (Strands: Topic, Research question, Methodology) Students must choose a topic from the human past that is of a meaningful nature.

History: Treatment of assessment criteria

Topics may not discuss events/individuals/movements which have taken place within 10 years of the writing of the essay. For example, an essay submitted for assessment in 2018 must discuss events prior to 2008. History EE Example 1. History EE Example 2. Geography: Choice of topic. Geography: Treatment of the topic. Students should establish the geographic and theoretical context for their research question early in the essay.

Geography: Treatment of the topic

Students should outline clearly the geographic context in which they are conducting their research using: Research methods Methodology Students are not required to undertake primary research, but it is rare for an essay that is based entirely on the reading of published texts to score highly. Many successful research topics are based on published data such as census or weather records. Investigations carried out at a local scale also usually achieve highly: they demonstrate connections between the subject and local manifestations and instances their narrow focus discourages an over-reliance on published materials and encourages original research students become more involved when investigating in a familiar, accessible location.

Students should focus on individual research and avoid approaches involving group fieldwork data collection. Resources Illustrations and maps Maps. Geography: Interpreting the assessment criteria. Interpreting the EE assessment criteria Criterion A: Focus and method (Strands: Topic, Research question, Methodology)

Geography: Interpreting the assessment criteria

Geography subject-specific guidance (ISS) Geography EE Example One part I. Geography EE Example One part II. Geography EE Example two. ISS17041110351 (1) ISS17041110350. ISS17041110340. ISS17041110321. ISS17041110320. ISS17041110300. EE Business presentation 2017 (ISS) Business management: Interpreting the assessment criteria. Interpreting the EE assessment criteria Criterion A: Focus and method (Strands: Topic, Research question, Methodology) The EE title is best stated in the form of a question that promotes the application of the higher order skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis, rather than encouraging a descriptive essay.

Business management: Interpreting the assessment criteria

The title may, however, be presented as a statement, proposition or hypothesis for discussion. The research question must be specific and sharply focused on a business problem or issue worthy of investigation. Students must use secondary resources in the first instance. Business management: Treatment of the topic. Treatment of the topic Sources Students’ research should be broad and detailed, using a range of sources.

Business management: Treatment of the topic

Excessive reliance on a single source, such as a company’s annual report, is unlikely to give students sufficient scope or breadth in their analysis. Students can include materials sourced from a particular business or organization whose area of business is related to the topic chosen, eg market research companies, industry analysts or think tanks. Secondary sources Students should use secondary data as the basis of their EE, supported where appropriate by primary research. Business management: Choice of topic. Choice of topic Students can choose a topic they have encountered during their Diploma Programme business management course.

Business management: Choice of topic

However, they may also choose to investigate issues that fall outside its scope. For example: business practices in a specific regional or national context, or the practical applications of the work of a particular business management theorist. Whatever area they choose, students must root their research firmly in accepted business management theories and use the core principles of business management as the basis for their research. Students are strongly advised to choose a topic that enables them to carry out research and apply business management theories and techniques in a real-world setting. Business Extended Essay Guide. Subject report 2012. Nespresso 31 36. Apple 35-36. European Music 35 36. Perfect Food 32-36. Jaguar Land Rover. Emil Frey AG.