INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS RSCH 202
We propose executing a panel series case study for a large organization in Singapore over a year to examine how caffeine impacts work performance across different job types. Our research question is how does caffeine affect work performance under different conditions due to work type differences. Our dependent variable would be work performance as measured by employees’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). We propose to gather data for two of our important independent variables: caffeine use through a recorded pantry system and average sleep hours from a survey. We will analyze the data by using two-factor ANOVA with replication to find the interaction between Caffeine and Work types, as well as regression analysis to determine the impact of key-independent variables. The findings of our study has the potential to influence safety regulations surrounding jobs relating to caffeine, similar to the regulations for alcohol.