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Ib historical investigation

IB Historical Investigation

Summary of Evidence and Analysis


Summary of evidence

Summary of Evidence

Summary of evidence (500-600 words)

  • The summary of evidence should indicate what the candidate has found out from the sources he or she has used. Any illustrations, documents, or other relevant evidence should be included in an appendix and will not be included in the word count.


Summary of evidence guidelines and requirements

Summary of Evidence: guidelines and requirements

  • Provides a description of events that are relevant to your research and that will help you address your research question

  • Indicates what you have learned from the sources used

  • Is organized, referenced, and provides evidence of thorough research

  • Any illustrations, documents, or other relevant evidence should be included in an appendix and will not be included in the word count


Summary of evidence advice and considerations

Summary of Evidence: Advice and Considerations

  • You must link your evidence to your research question.

  • The goal is NOT to include every piece of information, but only important pieces of information. Present ONLY information that will help you answer your research question; do not waste words providing lengthy background information.

  • Your summary must be brief, concise, and written with clarity

  • Use plenty of citations in this section using background sources, not just the two sources you are analyzing for Section C.


Summary of evidence advice and considerations1

Summary of Evidence: advice and considerations

  • Everything that is included in this section WILL be analyzed in Section D. You have to include evidence of different possible answers. Every question can have more than one correct perspective.  You must have evidence that considers other interpretations. See above. Do NOT use judgment or analysis in this section. You will do this in Section D.


Summary of evidence markband

Summary of Evidence Markband

  • BSummary of Evidence

    0 There is no relevant factual material.

    1-2 There is some relevant factual material but it has not been referenced.

    3-4 There is relevant factual material that shows evidence of research, organization and referencing.

    5-6The factual material is all relevant to the investigation and it has been well researched, organized and correctly referenced.


Analysis

Analysis

  • D Analysis (500-600 words)

  • The analysis should include:

    • the importance of the investigation in its historical context

    •   analysis of the evidence

    •   if appropriate, different interpretations.


Analysis guidelines and requirements

Analysis: guidelines and requirements

  • Addresses the importance of the investigation in its historical context, this adds weight and perspective to the study

  • Analyzes the evidence presented in Section B

  • Includes analysis of different interpretations


Analysis advice and considerations

Analysis: advice and considerations

  • This is where you examine different historical interpretations of your research topic in analyzing the historical event itself.

  • YOU MUST CONNECT THE ANALYSIS SECTION WITH THE ORIGINAL RESEARCH QUESTION OR TOPIC. This is true for the entire paper. There should be a thread running through the entire paper connecting all sections back to the research question.

  • You must integrate an analysis of the author’s arguments into this section. Analyze the authors’ conclusions in reference to your research question.


Suggested format of section d

Suggested Format of Section D

  • Paragraph 1 - Historical Context

  • Write a paragraph demonstrating your understanding of the issue in its historical context. What events were going on in the United States (or world) during the scope of your investigation that may have led to underlying assumptions or points of view on this issue that you will break down and analyze in this section?

  • Paragraph 2 - Significance of Sources from C

  • Write a paragraph or two that demonstrates your awareness of the significance of the sources you evaluated in Part C. Make critical comments on evidence from those sources that could help answer your research question.


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  • Paragraph 3 - Critical examination of one possible answer

  • Write a paragraph or two that examines evidence from part B that could lead to one possible answer to or interpretation of your research question.Here it is essential you make critical comments based on your evidence. Discuss cause-and-effect relationships, underlying assumptions and any interrelationships that are related to the evidence you presented.

  • Paragraph 4 - Critical examination of a different interpretation 

  • Write a paragraph or two that examines evidence from part B that could lead to a different possible answer or interpretation to your research question.Here it is essential you make critical comments based on your evidence. Discuss cause-and-effect relationships, underlying assumptions and any interrelationships that are related to the evidence you presented.

  • Paragraph 5 - Laying  foundation for conclusion

  • Write a paragraph that considers the above interpretations and starts to transition toward what you think your conclusion will say. Start laying the foundation for your conclusion.


Analysis markband

Analysis Markband

  • Analysis

    0 There is no analysis.

    1-2 There is some attempt at analyzing the evidence presented in Section B

    3-4 There is analysis of the evidence presented in section B and references are included. There may be some awareness of the significance to the investigation of the sources evaluated in section C. Where appropriate, different interpretations are considered.

    5-6 There is critical analysis of the evidence presented in section B, accurate referencing, and an awareness of the significance to the investigation of the sources evaluated in section C. Where appropriate, different interpretations are analyzed.


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