Mentor Name

Dr Somi Shin

Course Title

Introduction to Research Methods

Course Number

RSCH 202

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Project Abstract

There are several factors that impact the academic performance of university students. The consumption of isotonic drinks is a factor that has not been explored enough to form a conclusive statement regarding its effects on academic performance. We will conduct an experiment in Singaporean universities to analyze the mean change in the scores of aptitude tests using a Paired Sample t-Test. We will also conduct a survey to compare how age, gender, study hours, sleep hours, smoking status, and exercise frequency correlate with measures of academic performance. Using regression analysis, we will determine which variables are associated with better levels of academic performance. Depending on the results, policies can be put in place to regulate isotonic drink consumption to ensure the health of the public is not compromised.