Statistics question

You will be creating your very own research experiment! You will select a topic (from the list provided), and create a hypothesis which will then be tested by using a survey questionnaire. We will follow traditional guidelines for conducting research, with the addition of a little “make-believe.” In a real-world setting, the surveys you will be creating during this assignment would need to go through an approval process with the UCF Institutional Review Board (IRB) before being circulated publicly. We will not be actually engaging participants, therefore we will not need to complete that step for our project. Again, DO NOT actually have participants complete a survey, the results are all hypothetical!


Please read through the overview below. It is very detailed to assist you in getting the best grade possible! We have also included a template for you to follow to aid in making this project a little easier to put together.

The Survey Research Design must include:

  • Topic: Please select ONE of the topics listed below. These are very broad topics, designed to get your brains thinking. If you feel strongly/are very interested in a topic that is not part of the list, please contact Lead TA Mira as she may grant exceptions.

    • Topic List: Addiction, Aging, Anxiety, Bullying, Color Theory, Depression, Gender Roles, Habits, Intelligence, Learning, Memory, Motivation, Parenting Styles, Personality, Prejudice and Discrimination, PTSD, Sleep and Mental Health, Social Media, Stress, Violent Medium and Children

  • Hypothesis: Form a complete hypothesis that is related to your topic of choice. The hypothesis should be much more specific than your topic. The hypothesis should be clear, exact, and directional. It should be testable using a Questionnaire survey, as that will be your method of experimentation.

  • Variables: List and label both the Independent (IV) and Dependent (DV) variables that will be tested in this experiment.

  • Operational Definitions: List all operational definitions that are relevant to your experiment. Explain these definitions and how they are related to your experiment.

  • Participants: Include the participants that you will be surveying. Be as specific as possible. This can include but is not limited to age, gender, socio-economic class, number of participants, and how they were selected (what was the process of being part of the survey). Do NOT use college students as your participants unless it is relevant to your study.

  • Survey Questions: Write ten (10) well-thought-out and written questions that you would include on the survey for your research experiment. This should not include basic questions of demographics, such as age, gender, etc. Explain how each question tests your hypothesis or is instrumental to the experiment/survey.

  • Results: REMINDER: DO NOT ACTUALLY COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY. These results are hypothetical. Describe what type of answers you would expect from your questions if you had data that supported your hypothesis. Essentially, what would you results look like. Additionally, describe what type of answers you would expect to see from your questions if the data did NOT support your hypothesis.

  • Sources: Include two (2) scholarly, peer reviewed articles that are pertinent to your topic and your hypothesis. Cite them correctly in APA format, 7th edition.

  • Summation: Briefly summarize the information from your sources and explain how it shaped your hypothesis, methodical approach, and creation of your survey questions. This section should be approximately 150-200 words.

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