Justification

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  1. RESEARCH JUSTIFICATION
    YEAR ONE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH STUDIES

    Research Topic: Sustainability

    Chosen Area of Focus: Whether SST can be run on sustainable energy.

    Framing our research topic
    Our chosen area of focus is “Can SST be run on sustainable energy?”. We have chosen this topic as SST is a school that uses lots of technological appliances/devices, which means more energy will be used.

    Possible reasons for problems related to the use of non-sustainable energy:
    Many people around the world are using non-sustainable energy to meet their needs and there is a high usage of it. Prices of non - sustainable energy will increase due to this reason.

    Using non - sustainable energy is not environmentally friendly and will cause harm to the environment.



    Reasons for choice of topic
    We have chosen this topic, as we want to find out whether the sustainabe energy can meet the energy usage of SST..
    This allows us to fulfil the requirements of the project task as the project task looks at how sustainable energy will help SST but also the problems we may face when using sustainable energy.
    This topic benefits society as people will know the benefits of using sustainable energy and avoiding non-sustainable energy and why they should start to make the change as soon as possible.

    Feasibility of the research
    There is a need for our research, as many people do not realise the benefits of using sustainable energy and the importance of reducing the usage of non-sustainable energy.
    It is possible to carry out and complete the project, as there are many students in the school that we can ask surveys on and interview.
    The proposed course of action is useful and important as it can be finished with the help of SST’s students who are willing to do a survey and with our determination and teamwork.
    The research provides many opportunities for creation of ideas, as we will constantly have to create ways to overcome certain obstacles in the project. As for analysis and evaluation of ideas, we will have many opportunities to look at information and evaluate ideas on deciding what to do next.

    Manageability of the research
    For our project, we will go ahead with the best ideas as quickly as we can to avoid delay and getting out of point. We will analyse our project carefully to reduce the number of mistakes.
    This research provides sufficient opportunity for group work as we will need to discuss a lot of matters regarding the project, for example who will be assigned to do what component of the project and we will have to work together.
    We do anticipate some difficulties along the way, such as poor communication among the group members and lack of data. We intend to cope with these difficulties by trying to get the group to go and upload their findings and their part of the project onto Google Drive

    Accessibility of the information required
    Information/knowledge that will be relevant to our research would be the different forms of energy in school, the cost of each type of energy, the amount of investment required to fully equip sustainable energy that is sufficient for everyday school use.
    We will be obtaining this information from Internet searches mainly because of the convience.
    Some alternatives that we have thought of would be to ask others for information or contact an outside source.

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