A Comparative Investigation by Rushil Balkundi and Ajay Dave
Type of Investigation
Parts of Investigation
Dependent Variable: Study time
Control Group: None
Experimental Group: 13 men and 13 women
Sources of Error/Inaccuracies
As this experiment relied on surveyed data, the inaccuracies were likely to come from the reported data itself. The survey asked students the number of hours they studied outside of school per day. Students may have had trouble identifying an accurate number, either because they are not consistent in their study or because they could not remember the exact hours. Ego may also have had an effect on the reports, as students may have reported studying longer hours than they actually studied. Therefore, human error would have caused the majority of errors in the data, and cannot be remedied effectively.
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