1. Discuss what the dependent variable will be in this experiment and how you will MEASURE IT
The dependent variable in this case will be the Honda Accord vehicle which will be fully installed with the Super Alarm which is meant to protect the cars from thieves. The car alarm will be of great use if by any chance the Honda Accord cars will be attempted to be broken into by thieves. The measurement for this case will highly depend on the number of cars that will have the super Alarm and still be broken into by thieves. For instance, ten Honda cars can be freely installed with the Super Alarm. Then the number of cars that will be broken into and have the alarm can be counted. This will determine if the Super Alarm is functioning or not.
2. Discuss what independent variable will be in this experiment and how you will EXPRESS it.
The independent variable in this case will be the extra Honda Accord cars that will not have the Super Alarm installed for security measures. Not all the people are in a position to purchase the Super Alarm and install in the cars. For this reason, the rate of the cars stolen and have Super Alarms will be compared to the rate of cars stolen without the alarm. This is how the independent variable, the cars without the Super Alarms will be measured.
3. What will be your unit of analysis?
The unit of analysis simply refers to the subject or concern of what is actually being discussed in a study or a research. For this case, my main aim of study is to determine whether the Super Alarms installed in cars prevent or reduce the number of cars stolen. This will be achieved through measuring the number of cars stolen and have alarms installed to the number of cars stolen without the alarms.
4. State the research hypothesis.
The research hypothesis usually answers the question of why a given incident or aspect is taking place. For instance, in this case, I would ask the question, why has car stealing incidents increased in the United States of America and yet super Alarm have been introduced. My research is supposed to answer the above questions.
5. State the alternative hypothesis
An alternative hypothesis is actually the extra key reason why the research is being carried out. For my case, another key reason that makes me to carry out my research is whether the Super Alarms installed in vehicles actually reduce car stealing.
The following research design diagram can be used to determine whether or not “the Super Alarm” really works so effectively.
6. State the null hypothesis
The null hypothesis tries to explain why a certain research is carried out to disprove an existing assumption for any given existing aspect. For my case, the research is meant to disapprove the fact that people tend to think that installation of Super Alarms actually reduces car stealing.
7. Describe how you will decide which motorists get the Super Alarm and which don’t
The decision that I will use to determine which motorist to give the Super Alarm will be determined with the amount of fuel or gas that the motorist purchases. This will enable me to randomly give the alarms to different motorists.
8. Discuss the measurements you will make at the beginning and at the end of the experiment
The key measurements that I will actually consider at the beginning of the experiment are the number of motorists that I will offer the free Super Alarms. The measurements that I will make at the end of the experiment encompass of the stolen cars with the super Alarms, stolen cars without the Super Cars and the average number of all the cars.
9. Make up some very simple findings (using percentages per year) that will allow you to conclude that “The Super Alarm” works very effectively
Total numbers of cars = 500
Number of stolen cars with the Super Alarm = none
Number of cars without Super Alarms but stolen = 350
Number of cars not stolen = 150
10. Make up some very simple findings (using percentages per year) that will allow you to conclude that “The Super Alarm” is not effective at all.
Total numbers of cars per year = 500
Number of stolen cars with the Super Alarm = 200
Number of cars without Super Alarms but stolen = 150
Number of cars not stolen =150