Handedness In Research

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The research question of my lab report that I have set is ‘What is the relationship between handedness and study habits?’ To create a plan and an experiment, research was needed in handedness. The first part of the research was about the definition of handedness, then the causation of handedness, and consequences of handedness. To meet my first criteria of success, I included much more than three research papers as a reference. Moreover, through research I found experiments about people and handedness, which gave me ideas of how my experiment is going to be. However, as I planned for the experiment, my research question changed. For the first planning for the experiment, I had two sections. They were each related to learning modalities, and…show more content…
Since I had already done background research for drafts of my Criterion A section, I had to set a hypothesis based on the knowledge from the research. The overall hypothesis was that ‘There will be a difference between learning modalities of left-handed and right-handed people because they have different sides developed in the brain.’ Then, I had planned for the experiment specifically, revising it many times with my supervisor, school science teachers, and research. Especially, I went to the science teacher, and got a lot of advices such as setting the specific number of keywords for the criteria of the tests, and time for the each tests. Also, to make sure that there are no features that are advantageous to certain people, I had to choose the test resources that the participants here are not likely to be familiar with. For example, if the reading material for the test is about Korean culture, one will know more about Korean culture if they are Korean. To help me decide how many participants to include in my experiments, I interviewed a medical school professor (CITATION) and conducted research. Based on the sources, I found out that it is best to have the equal numbers right and left-handers, that is 1:1, but in situations that it is hard to find the equal number of participants, there is also a way to do 1:2 or 1:3. (Sampling) Therefore, I decided that I would gather 10 right-handers and 10 left-handers, but if not available, just as much as left-handers that were possible. Finally, in the experiment, I got volunteers from the 10th graders of ten right-handers and three left-handers, and performed the experiments of reading, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic tests based on the VARK model. Through asking for help to my parents, peers, and experts in the process and performing the experiment, I could develop social skills such as approaching to people and having
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