Driving Safety and Distractions

Topics: Accident, Sampling, Distraction Pages: 6 (1057 words) Published: January 9, 2012
Research question: driving safety and types of distractions

Hypothesis: Driving safe and trying to avoid distractions can prevent thousands

of accidents each year. People tend to let things like music, phones, makeup,

and other things distract their driving. Acting more safely can prevent alot. The

null hypothesis would be that it really doesn't matter about the distractions it is up

to the person to drive safe.

The number of participants that i will use for this research is thirty. The inclusion

characteristics will be age, gender, and three different types of distractions. I

don't think there will be no exclusion characteristics considering the study is

using age and gender as well as different distraction characteristics. Yes the

sample nedds to be diverse because we are studying driving between male and

females. We are also studying the adult and teenager age groups against the

different distractions that we intend to use.

The type of sampling method that I will be using is stratisfied random sampling.

This sampling is appropiate because i will be randomly selecting participants

from each group so that their presentation in the sample is proportional to the

representation in te population. I will generalize my sample to the male and

female population. I will also use the teenage and adult groups. I will also

generalize between the different types of distractions and there affect.

The independent variables in my study will be men versues women. The

dependent variable would the types of distractions that causes a person not to

drive safely.

I will be using the one-way annova test. This test is appropiate to use with the

number of distractions being tested which will be three or more caterogories to

compare against.

The reliablity of this study is based off of the participants and how they react to

the types of distractions. The validity would be how valid the distractions are to

get a reaction out of the participants.

For this study I will be using observational research in determing driving and

types of distractions. I would set up a car simulation. Each participant would be

driving and I would add a distraction to the experiment to observe the reaction of

the person. I will also use data from different driving accidents to see what

caused it and the age and gender of the person.

Descriptive research si the deisgn being used. This research is good because I

am using observational research and some archival data.

The basic procedure that I will go through is to randomly pick male and females

some that are teens and some adults. I will set upa car simulation and have

each one drive and then present different distractions to see how they react. I

can also see what was the one distractions that had the greatest effect and the

one that had the least effect.

Some ethical issues could be the race of the subjects, the area in which they

live, health and mental issues.

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