Self-Report Fatigue

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Employees working for a large government office report fatigue and lack of motivation around 2:00 pm each day. An experiment could test if 15 minutes of walking, during the morning break and during the afternoon break, would decrease these symptoms. The control group would not be active during breaks and experimental group will walk. Each would then self-report fatigue. Participants will be broken into two groups randomly. The experimental group will take fifteen-minute break in the morning at 10.00 and again at 2.00 and they will stay in their office or break room. Those in the control group will also take their 10.00 and 2.00 breaks but take a brisk walk outside. It is hypothesized that there will be a correlation between those who walk …show more content…
It is expected that researchers will be able to get 50 participants, 25 will be placed in the control group, 25 in the experimental group. All participants will be volunteers and it will be imperative that employees are informed that this is not mandatory. Time will be measured with a stopwatch to ensure that each employee walks for 15 minutes. Feedback will be measured with self-reporting health reports, both the control and experimental group will give feedback. The reports will ask questions related to how the employee is feeling after 2pm. It is hypothesized that the experiment group will see an increase in productivity after 2pm. It is expected that the control group will continue to report a decrease in productivity after 2pm. As with the previous studies, it is expected that researchers will see a direct correlation between exercise and the general well-being of the …show more content…
Researchers must be very careful when conducting research, especially when explaining the results of the study. Research may directly influence changes in policy, practices and behavior. The research may, in more subtle ways, change people’s knowledge, understanding and attitudes towards social issues. Many issues can arise when conducting studies. The primary concern is the safety and protection of the research participants. Protecting the participants will mean conducting a full risk analysis of all available information to identify potential risks to the participants, as well as monitoring the research to ensure that no risk to the participants arises, for example, only those who report that it is safe that they exercise will be allowed to participate in the study. In order to maintain ethical integrity, it is imperative that consent is received from participants and in this case, in addition, the organization will need to consent. Researchers will need to guarantee anonymity to participants and in order to guarantee that no personal data will be

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