Psy 120 (sleep conduct study)

Student Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need a reference to help me learn.


To conduct your own sleep study.

Research question: Are hours of sleep associated with feeling rested?


Part 1: Use the following table to record your sleep patterns for at least 4 days. Copy and paste this table into another document. You will be submitting it with this assignment:

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Part 2: Answer the following questions:

  • What type of study did you conduct?
  • What are your variables?
  • What was your average (mean) hours of sleep? (in order to find this you need to add up all the hours of sleep and divide it by the number of days you tracked.
    • Ex: Day 1 sleep: 7 hours, Day 2 sleep: 6 hours, Day 3 sleep: 7 hours, Day 4 sleep: 8 hours. Average= 7 + 6 + 7 + 8= 28/4= 7 hours on average.
  • Now look up the average recommended hours of sleep for your age. What is your source and do you feel it is reliable? Why or why not?
  • What are some things that may have influences your sleep habits this week? Provide at least two examples.
  • What other variables do you think should be included in future studies?
  • Discuss ethical issues with the process of recording your own data?
  • Do you think there is a connection between feeling rested and academic performance? How might you conduct a study to assess this?
    • Identify your study design, variables, and what you might do.
  • Include your sleep tracking table in your assignment submission!

Requirements: Answer all questions efficiently

Sleep tracker