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An experiment to investigate the different diversity of the smoky hill high school IB class of 2013 and 2014

Candidate Name: Zainab Sanni
Candidate Number: 000631-063
Date of Submission: 10 April 2013
Word Count: 1,078

Research Question:
How does the diversity of the different ethnicity of the junior class of IB students at Smoky Hill High School differ from the diversity of the different ethnicity of the finishing senior class of IB students at smoky hill high school? Over the years, has IB been more accepting of the different cultures and ethnicity all over the world, or is it becoming less diverse and are the different cultural people more accepting in engaging in becoming IB student then they were before?

Hypothesis:
If there are more ethnicity in the junior class of IB student, then IB and the different diverse student are more accepting of being in the program, but if there is less diversity, then they are becoming less accepting in becoming part of the program.

Background Information:
The Smoky Hill High School International baccalaureate (IB) program is one of the best academic programs in the country. It has had different objectives than any other academic programs in the school force aiming to better student’s academic careers. It provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to think outside the box and to understand the connections between traditional subjects and connecting it to the real world. This program also gives its own diploma and prepares kids for the college level schoolwork. The IB program has also been known for diversity of different cultures and the progress it had given them and the success they have been gaining. Therefore, my goal is to examine whether the program is more accepting of different ethnicity over the years or has it decreased because the kids from foreign countries find it a hard course and they give up or are American kids less able to challenge themselves and give up. This experiment is about the amount of diversity in the program. The diversity will be examined using Simpson’s Diversity Index. (http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/schools/smokyhill/academics/ib/Pages/default.aspx)

Variables:
IV- Smoky Hill IB Freshman and Senior
DV- Cultural Diversity

Materials:
Paper
Pen/pencil
Calculator

Procedure:
- Make print out papers that kids put their ethnicity age and graduation year
- Travel to each IB English classes of each both freshman and senior students
- Take a picture of the classes
- Talk to the teacher about passing out the papers at the end of each of their classes
- Each student fill them out if they want to but if they don’t make sure teacher lets me know
- After a whole week, go back to the English classes
- Pick up the papers
- Tally up and calculate the different categories of ethnicity
- Put them in the data table constructed

Data collection and processing
IB class of 2014- Sample 1(see raw data I)
Ethnicity| # (n)| n(n-1)|
White/Caucasian| 34| 1,122|
Latino/Mexican| 5| 20|
Asian| 7| 42|
Indian/ Hindu| 5| 20|
Nepali| 1| 0|
Mixed| 10| 90|
African-American| 5| 20|
African| 1| 0|
Persian| 1| 0|
Total (N)| 69| |
∑ n (n-1) | | 1,314|
This is a primary source I took from the actual student in their IB English class. IB class of 2013- Sample 2 (see raw data II)
Ethnicity| # (n)| n(n-1)|
White/ Caucasian| 44| 1,892|
Latino/Mexican| 5| 20|
Asian| 15| 210|
Indian/Hindu| 10| 90|
Nepali| 2| 2|
Mixed| 6| 30|
African-American| 6| 30|
African| 2| 2|
Arab| 3| 6|
Total (N) | 90| |
∑ n (n-1)| | 2,282|
This is a secondary source I took for my IB class of 2013.

Simpson’s Diversity Index (Calculations)
D = ∑ n (n-1) ̸ N (N-1)
n- Total number of organisms of a particular species
N- Total number of organisms of all species
IB class of 2014- Sample 1
D = ∑ n (n-1) ̸ N (N-1)...
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