We designed an experiment to test the effects of students participating in sports on the student's academic performance. We randomly selected participants from every school sports, with similar schedules.

Research Question: How does student participation in sports teams affect their academic performance?

Variables:
independent variable: participation in sports
dependent variable: school performance

Operational Definitions
Participation: daily practice spanning a number of hours
Sports team: school sponsored inter-schollastic athletic activity
Academic Performance: grades and GPA
Groups:
Control Group: Students who do not participate in sports.
Experimental Group: Students who do participates in sports.
These groups are determined by willing participation in all sport.

Confounding Variables: Individual student's schedule difficulty. We would control this by only taking students who have similar schedules. Individual's home life. This would be controlled by housing the participants in one dormitory.

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