Ice Cream Consumption And Crime Rates
Crime rates in relation to ice cream
1. If ice cream consumption was high for a given year, the crime rate was also high; if consumption was low, the crime rate was also low. What can explain this phenomenon?
-The relationship between the two hypothesis; ice cream consumption and crime rates, may have been true or false.
-The research conducted shows that this incident mostly takes place during summer periods.
-It was said that during this time of the year, many people gather together in clubs, restaurants and other social places to drink and to have fun.
-During this speculated time as the season depicts “ a hot season” and that is why we have many people taking ice creams and hence a robust in the production.
-We have two events taking place during this period, i.e., partying and also eating ice creams. As a result of parting, we can claim responsibility for the crimes happening during this time (Myers, 2012).
– Therefore we can say that during summer time the rate of offense increases and not ice cream eating increasing the speed of crime because the two does not have a close relationship.
2. With a correlational design, why should we be cautious in drawing causal conclusions?
– Using the correlational design, we must first look at the relationship between the two events occurring.
-The relationship between the two events are far off from each other and therefore making such conclusions may not be right.
– This is because one event occurring does not lead to the other happening one on one. Some people may take ice cream for a pleasure of satisfying their desires, and this may not have a hand in the crime occurring or done by the same individuals.
-This hypothesis must not be taken real since it has various logics that may yet be put to the test. When taken at face value it may lead to the burn of ice cream production and also people fearing to eat the ice cream (Myers, 2012).
(Myers, A., & Hansen, C. H. (2012). Experimental psychology (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth. ISBN-13: 9780495602316) :