Psychological Research and Scientific Method Question

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"A teacher has worked in the same primary school for two years.  While chatting to 

the children, she is concerned to find that the majority of them come to school without 

having eaten a healthy breakfast. In her opinion, children who eat ‘a decent breakfast’ 

learn to read more quickly and are better behaved than children who do not.  She now 

wants to set up a pre-school breakfast club for the children so that they can all have 

this beneficial start to the day.  The local authority is not willing to spend money on 

this project purely on the basis of the teacher’s opinion and insists on having scientific 



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