these are my hypotheses and for both of them we need to state important variables, measurment processes for variables and a sample. Also whether you might be able to combine your questions with other people in the class .... any ethical issues that you foresee and how you might address them
Less sleep among college students attribute to poor grades and academic failure versus students who get 8-9 hours of sleep.
Facebook usage will decrease a student’s GPA and study time.
ANSWER QUESTIONS BELOW (After reading each of the research scenarios described above, address potential ethical issues that are present. Your initial response should address each of the scenarios. Please note that your responses should be original) These below would be using possible ethical issues such as.
- Benefits of the Research
- Physical and Psychological Risks
- Reducing Risk and/or Minimizing Harm
- Informed Consent
- Summary of Results
I mean I am really not sure how to do this, I guess for each question you state if it can or can't be done and why.
1.You plan to study the effects of competition on the ability to solve math problems. Half the students will be told that you want to see what approach they take is solving math problems. The other half will be told that you want to see which person chooses the best approach.
2.You plan to compare the intellectual skills of retired people with those of sophomores. To recruit sophomores, you plan to arrange for volunteers to receive an A in their psychology class, and for nonvolunteers to have their grade lowered. To recruit retired people, you plan to go to a retirement community each evening next week, knock on people’s doors and ask them to work some puzzles without explaining all the details of the study because most would not understand.
3.You plan to compare marijuana use in college freshman and seniors. Because you may want to re-interview some participants later, you plan to write their names and phone numbers on their data sheets. You plan to promise confidentiality so that participants will trust you and to keep the data in your room in a locked file.
4.You plan to study the effects of educational (cable) TV curriculum on learning. You give access to the cable TV program to 100 homes with 5 year olds whose parents want their child to watch the TT curriculum daily. You get permission to test these 100 children in 2 months, along with 100 matched control children who will not have access to the cable TV.
5.To study self esteem in children, you plan to have 8 year olds draw a picture of themselves and their friends, and to answer some questions, and provide their responses without their names or other unique identifiers. You plan to ask a teacher friend of yours to let you test some of her students.
6.To study how college students respond to the death of a parent, you plan to survey students in several classes to learn who has lost a parent in the last ten years. You plan to recruit these students and interview them about what happened to their parents and how they coped with the death.