Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Topic vs Format

Recommended Posts

Hey, guys.

For my IA, I am considering doing a very simple topic:

Is there a relationship between intelligence and wearing glasses?

Judging by the rubric, it seems like the actual question doesn't matter as much as meeting the criteria and doing the math properly.

Is this true?

Or, should I do a more complicated topic:

"Are teenagers or the elderly worse drivers?"

For this one, I would examine statistics and data from Stats Canada as well as personal opinion surveys.

However, this one seems like a LOT more work, and if the actual process is more important than the topic, then I'll do the first one.


Thanks, guys!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

well you can still survey on people wearing glasses. you can compare their gender, age, time spent on the computer per week, time spent playing video games, time spent on the phone, etc (you get the idea), how often they read, and surely their intelligence.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

My suggestion is if you are doing categorical data, which only has one variable, you should probably consider a bit more variables and then compare your results to draw conclusions. If you choose to quantify your categories and use 2-variable statistics, then you can analyze your data with greater depth through correlation. You have a good topic, its just a matter of choosing which methods you want to analyze and what angle you want to take and then going from there. :)

(You were talking when I started writing this so…)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.