Effect of Sports on Sleep
Manu Garikipati and Sydney Stevens
Type of Investigation
Parts of Experiment
Dependent Variable: average hours of sleep
Experimental Group: students who were questioned
Control Group: none
The average hours of sleep a student gets per week is not affected by their involvement in sports. We discovered that regardless of being athletic (by our standards), students typically received between six and eight hours of sleep. This is because school starts at such an early time and teenagers usually go to bed after 11 pm, decreasing the hours of sleep they receive.
Sources of Inaccuracies/Errors
Another error that could have occurred during this experiment is the interviewees might have incorrectly estimated their sleep time and/or time spent working out.
When collecting our data, we did not collect data from an equal amount of athletic and non-athletic students.
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