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Local Research

If you are a student attending the Morris Hills Regional District, feel free to participate in research by filling out the form below!

Broader ASF Research

Coming soon! To join the ASF network, please use the link below or email asustainablefuturenetwork@gmail.com with any inquiries :)

The Research Process

The Research Process

STEP ONE - LAY GROUNDWORK

  • Learn about the basics of statistics

    • Random sampling methods, reducing bias in surveys​

  • Learn how to design a proper research program

  • Research into previously successful school-held statistics programs

  • Gather data on average paper consumption of schools across America

  • Craft a hypothesis/prediction into paper consumption at your school

STEP TWO - COLLECT DATA

  • Make a clear list of all facets pertaining to paper consumption (toilet paper, lunch trays, copy paper, text books, etc.)

  • Inquire into those additional realms of paper usage

    • Do not hesitate to ask your school for resources!​

  • Determine what data to collect

  • Design surveys:

    • Teacher Paper Consumption Survey: assess faculty paper usage

    • Student Technology Survey: gauge student familiarity/comfort levels with using technology in lieu of paper

    • Ensure that there is as little bias present in the questions as possible

  • Obtain IRB Approval

  • Employ random sampling method to distribute surveys

  • For additional resources, see ASF's resources page 

STEP THREE - ANALYZE AND DERRIVE

  • Look for relationships between between different sets of bivariate data

  • Employ machine learning models linear regressions

    • Linear regression​

    • K-nearest neighbors

    • Bayes

  • Train models!

STEP FOUR - CONCLUDE AND PRESENT

  • Form conclusions of experiment

  • Write research paper on irresponsible paper consumption in schools 

  • Begin drafting a budget plan for your school to present

  • Advocate for responsible paper consumption among student body

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Interested in Conducting Research with ASF?

Visit the link below to apply and become an ASF Research Director

Application Form


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