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Behavior Experiment: Determine Reasons Some Students Get Poor Grades

by Ron Kurtus (revised 14 November 2012)

Perhaps you have noticed the number of students that are getting poor grades. This may get you curious as to reasons that they are getting such poor grades. Is it the teachers? Is it their environment? Is it their belief system? Or is there some other factor involved?

This can be an idea for a science project in the area of human behavior. You might be able to interview a number of students that have poor grades, as well as their friends, family and teachers, in order to keep to determine common factors.

(For more information, see Behavior lessons.)

Questions you may have include:

This lesson will answer those questions.



Purpose of experiment

The purpose of the experiment is to find out the major reasons that some students get poor grades. This will allow you to make suggestions of ways to solve this problem.

Do not make any guesses on the outcome, since that may bias your results.

Research and factors

Do some research on why students get poor grades. Information could be found in education and psychology journals. Often there are magazine articles that provide opinions on this subject. List the information and your resources in your log book.

Possible factors include:

Experiment

Your experiment can start by taking a survey of students and teachers to get their opinions on what are the major reasons some students get poor grades.

Then you can interview students with low grades to see whether or not the various factors apply. For example, you can ask the student what type of grades his or her friends get.

You also need to add a baseline by comparing average students with these factors. You could even say how many top students relate to these factors. For example, how many poor students, average students and good students listen to hip-hop music?

Keep records

If this is going to be an experiment for a science fair, you will need to record your activities in a log book.

Draw conclusions

You can compare all the factors to see which ones are prevalent. Social and behavior studies often do not lead to distinct solutions. Your conclusions should be stated as applying to the group that you studied in your particular location.

Write report

Write up a report to summarize your results and your proposed solution to the problem.

Summary

You can try to find out reasons some students are getting poor grades. This can be an idea for a science project in the area of human behavior. You can interview a number of students that have poor grades, as well as their friends, family and teachers, in order to keep to determine common factors.


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