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Identify your hypothesis, variables, sample, and methodology.
This test mainly investigate the relationship between cognitive development in children and the environment where they are growing. It will identify how the surrounding environment influences the mental development of the children and their behavior.
The test will involve young children between the age of one to twelve years. Children at this age are at their peak of development and curious to discover what happens in their environment. They are therefore the best group of individuals for this research.
The sample will be made up of 200 children within the age limits. They will be reached through the visitation of various children daycare institutions and study their behavior. They will be picked at random to avoid biases. The research on the samples will be carried out through leaving the children to be at their normal condition and observe how they react.
Dependent variable- environment
Independent variable- cognitive development
The study will take a survey research design. It will focus on collecting qualitative data to get information from various children daycare institutions. The data will be analyzed to identify the influence that the environment has on cognitive development. It will apply survey method to collect data from the group of interest (“Elements of Research Design,” n.d). The data will be collected through questionnaires, observation and interviews.
Extraneous variables include activities that may make the children change their behavior because of seeing the researcher. The age difference may cause some variables. These possible extraneous variables will be controlled by minimizing the differences that exist between the participants (“Extraneous Variables, Control of,” 2017). Minimization of the age differences and the study on intelligent quotient will help to control the participant variables. It will also focus on keen on measuring the student’s level of the intelligent quotient. Research variables will be controlled through consistency in the research behavior, and the appearance of the researcher. Situational variables such as a change in the behavior of students as a result of observing them will be under control by collaborating with the individuals in charge of the institution to make the environment normal to the children.
The validly of the research will be satisfactory after considering the reliability which will be tested by collecting the data in two different times with the same individual to identify the consistency of the results (Colliver, Conlee, & Verhulst, 2012). The first measure which will qualify the validity of the research is through using face validity. The researcher will verify the age of the students through observation to select the appropriate children to be under study. It will also apply criterion validity to see how the environment and cognitive development correlate.
The research will generalize that the results come from the children under the specific age of interest. The research will also generalize all environment factors under which the children are brought up will influence their mental development and behavior.
Colliver, J. A., Conlee, M. J., & Verhulst, S. J. (2012). From test validity to construct validity … and back? Medical Education, 46(4), 366-371. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2011.04194.x
Elements of Research Design. (n.d.). Handbook of Research Design & Social Measurement, 18-18. doi:10.4135/9781412984386.n9
Extraneous Variables, Control of. (2017). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. doi:10.4135/9781483381411.n177