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QUESTION
Write down your hypothesis.
Explain why you made this hypothesis.
Hypothesis:
Explanation:
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There is a hypothesis that, by implication, identifies the independent and
dependent variables.
The hypothesis is explained clearly.…read more

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QUESTION
Think about the research that you did to find out how to test this hypothesis.
Name two sources that you used for your research.
Which of these sources was the more useful, and why?
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Two relevant sources are clearly identified
The usefulness of both sources is explained and a comparison made
A clearly identified source is referred to by title and author or for websites at least the name of the
web site should be quoted.
A clear comment on only one of the sources may be sufficient to gain 2 marks if the answer implies a
comment on the other source.
If candidates have taken part in peer discussion as part of their research, simply stating this is not
sufficient to qualify for quoting a source. Similarly reference to their own notes or exercise book
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QUESTION
In this question you will be assessed on using good English, organizing information clearly and using specialist terms where
appropriate.
Describe how you plan to do your investigation to test the hypothesis given.
You should include:
· The equipment you plan to use
· How you will use the equipment
· The measurements that you are going to make
· A risk assessment
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All of the major items of equipment are listed
The method described will enable valid results to be collected
The measurements to be made are stated control variables are clearly identified, with details of how they will be monitored or
controlled
Any significant hazards are identified, together with an assessment of the associated risks and corresponding control measures
The answer is coherent and written in an organised, logical sequence, containing a range of relevant specialist terms used
correctly
The answer shows almost faultless spelling, punctuation and grammar…read more

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QUESTION
In your research you will have found other methods you could have used.
Outline one other method that you could have used.
Explain why you chose not to use this method.
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An alternative method is outlined briefly.
An explanation is given as to why this alternative method would not have been as
good as the one chosen.
A simple suggestion might be that the alternative method would take too long.
An explanation might be that manipulation or measurement of the variables
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QUESTION
When you have completed your investigation, you will be asked to share your
results with others.
Explain the advantages of sharing your results with others.
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Enables you to check your results with those of others to see if there are any
similarities or differences
With more results you are able to calculate a more accurate mean and minimize
the effect of random errors
Enables reproducibility to be confirmed…read more

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Abbie

Amazing powerpoint!  Would love a question about the first paper when they ask about what errors may happen though :)

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