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
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
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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