A researcher is studying the relationship between speed of cycling and the presence of people. Formulate a relevant hypothesis and identify the independent and dependent variables.
Relationship between the speed of cycling and the presence of people
Hypothesis − As the speed of cycling increases people tend to move away fast.
Field experiment − Two market places
A boy is asked to ride a bicycle with different speeds in the market.
Market 1 − It is observed that when the boy passes through the market street with high speed on the bicycle, people surrounding him will get away quickly in order to protect themselves from getting hit by the cycle.
Market 2 − It is observed that when the boy passes through the market street with normal speed on the bicycle people around him will get away normally and slowly to give him the way as compared to the people of market 1.
Conclusion − When the speed of the cycle is high people move away from it quickly and when the speed of cycle is normal people will move away slowly in comparison.
Revision of research conclusion − The conclusion has matched the hypothesis. Therefore, the hypothesis is correct.
Independent variable − Speed of cycle
Dependent variable − Movement of people