Practice Dissertation (incomplete) Essay

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Imported Vehicles Vs. Domestic Vehicles I will be writing an opinion based research paper. As you may know, there is a large amount of contention over whether there are any advantages of buying a car made overseas, or out of the USA vs. a car made domestically, or inside of the USA. This research will be a study on the difference in preference of imported vehicles or domestic vehicles between different groups of individuals on the basis of Gender, Age, and Ethnicity. My population will be Dr. Smith’s 3 classes. The research methods will be that of a short survey. I chose to do this because ever since I was a young kid, I have always been extremely intrigued by Automobiles. Personally, I have no preference between imported or domestic vehicles, I have owned and driven both, and while one may be different from another, it doesn’t mean that one is advantageous over another. Really, it depends much on what you are using the vehicle for, and even then, you have very comparable offerings from both markets. I would like to see what other people’s opinions may be, and where their allegiances may lie. That is the purpose of my study.
Research Questions
1. Is there a statistically significant difference in the opinions of males versus females on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles?
2. Is there a statistically significant difference in the opinions of older people, versus younger people on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles?
3. Is there a statistically significant difference in the opinions of different ethnic backgrounds on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles?
Hypothesis
H1: There is a statistically significant difference in the opinions of males versus females on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles. H1a: There is no statistically significant difference in the opinions of males versus females on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles. H2: There is a statistically significant difference in the opinions of older people, versus younger people on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles. H2a: There is no statistically significant difference in the opinions of older people, versus younger people on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles. H3: There is a statically significant difference in the opinions of different ethnic backgrounds on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles? H3a: There is no statically significant difference in the opinions of different ethnic backgrounds on the preference of domestic vehicles and imported vehicles?
Definition Of Terms
1. Domestic: Any car made within the USA
2. Imported: Any car made outside of the USA
3. JDM: Japanese domestic market. Any car made in Japan, and for the purpose of this study, in any surrounding country. This includes Toyotas, Nissans, and any other car made in Asia, essentially.
4. USDM: United States Domestic Market. Any car made in the United States. This includes Dodges (Mopars) Fords, and Chevys, as well as all sub brands.
5. EDM: European Domestic Market Any car made in Europe. This includes exotics like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston martin, but also includes more eco friendly cars such as Renault, Citroen, and Mini.
6. Younger: under 17
7. Older: over 17
Delimitations
1. Time- The study is only limited to one semester
2. Population- The survey is only available to the students in Dr. Smith’s three classes.
3. Funding- This is simply a high school student study, thus the funding is not that of an actual study put on by staticians.
4. Staticians- We do not have certified Staticians at our disposal
5. Extracurricular Activities- Extracurricular Activities such as band and football games, Church and such limit the time I have to actually work on this project.
Assumptions
1. I have to assume that the participants of these surveys have an accurate…