The Effect of Eating Breakfast on Short Term Memory Research Proposal by winterbaby

The Effect of Eating Breakfast on Short Term Memory
A research proposal to determine if eating breakfast before school will improve short-term memory in 4th and 5th grade children.
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Description:

This paper is a research study focusing on the short-term memory skills of 4th and 5th grade special education students who eat breakfast regularly, as compared to those who eat no breakfast or only occasionally eat breakfast before attending school in the morning. The author provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects relating to the study and states that the findings of this research could promote the implementation of school breakfast programs in elementary schools, or encourage schools to continue the program they may have already established. The author has also included seven appendices relevant to the work.

Outline:
Title Page
Table of Contents
Abstract
Chapter 1
Introduction
Background of Study
Statement of the problem
Purpose
Significance of Study
Research Question
Assumptions
Delimitations
Definitions
Summary
Chapter 2
Review of Literature
Introduction
Effects Of Missing Breakfast
Breakfast Before School
Summary
Chapter 3
Methodology
Action Research Plan
Site Setting
Participation
Data Gathering Methods and Procedures
Measurement Methods
Procedure
Ethical Considerations
Data Analysis
Summary
Chapter 4
Data Analysis and Discussion
Findings
Discussion
Limitations
Chapter 5
Summary and Conclusions
Conclusions
Implications for Teaching Practices
Implications for Further ResearchReferences
Appendices
Appendix A Student Breakfast Log
Appendix B Principal School Site Consent Form
Appendix C Notice to Fifth Grade Teachers
Appendix D Parental Consent Form
Appendix E Questionnaire for Students
Appendix F Time Line
Appendix G Tables

From the Paper:

"A small sample of 4th and 5th grade Special Education students at three area public schools will participate in a mixed qualitative-quantitative study to see if there is a direct relationship between regularly eating breakfast before school and short-term memory performance. Students will complete surveys regarding their ability to attention and focus after eating breakfast. The findings of this research could promote the implementation of school breakfast programs in elementary schools, or encourage schools to continue the program they may have already established."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cueto, S. (2001). Breakfast and performance. Public Health Nutrition, 4, 1429-1431.
  • Elliot, Robert W. (2003). Test Review. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Retrieved March 14, 2006 from Psychological Resources Incorporated (PAR) www3.parinc.com/uploads/pdfs/RIASTestReview.pdf
  • Fernald, L., Ani, C.C., Grantham-McGraggor, S. (1997). Does school breakfast benefit children's educational performance? Africa Health,19 (6), 19-20.
  • J.K., Hall, S., Green, H., Korzec-Ramirez, D., Patton, K., Pagano, M.E., Murphy, J.M.(2002). Diet, breakfast and academic performance in children. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 46, 24-30.
  • Lopez, I., Perales, CG, Heresi, E., Castillo, M, Colombo, M. (1993). Breakfast omission and cognitive performance of normal, wasted and stunted schoolchildren. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 47(8), 533-542.

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APA Format

The Effect of Eating Breakfast on Short Term Memory (2008, September 21) Retrieved March 06, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/the-effect-of-eating-breakfast-on-short-term-memory-108045/

MLA Format

"The Effect of Eating Breakfast on Short Term Memory" 21 September 2008. Web. 06 March. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/the-effect-of-eating-breakfast-on-short-term-memory-108045/>

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