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Tim Thyne Period 3 9/21/00 The Pressure of Getting Good Grades While On the Job Hypothesis: If a person is in high school, and they work after school each day, then they will have a harder time getting on the honor roll (GPA of 3.5 or higher) than high school students that do not work. Independent variable: work hours per week Dependent variable: GPA Control group: group of high school students that do not have a job Experimental group: group of high school students that do have a job Procedure: 50 high school students will be selected with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the previous semester. The control group and the experimental group will be observed for one semester. A chart will be made to measure the weekly progression of each group’s mean GPA throughout the semester. This can be used to compare the mean GPA for both the control group and the experimental group throughout certain points of the semester. This will
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Unformatted text preview: also determine whether or not the subjects can continuously keep their GPA above 3.49. At the end of the semester the results with be determined. A third purpose for the chart could be a setup for the possibility of a later, more extensive research including extraneous variables (i.e. home/school events, emotions, etc.). Results: The results will be determined by taking the mean of the control group’s GPA and the mean of the experimental group’s GPA, and then comparing the two groups. In order for the hypothesis to be true the experimental group must have a mean GPA of 3.49 or lower, otherwise it is false. If the final mean GPA of the control group does not succeed the 3.5 goal, then that could “throw off” the experiment also. Ethics: Consent and knowledge of the experiment taking place School of thought: Behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course MGMT 375 taught by Professor Higgins during the Spring '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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