This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of a microwave oven. The various section of the analysis will include the related work, the analysis part and result analysis. Also, the paper will cover the discussion part where various issues will be raised in concern to the results of the analysis. From the discussion, an alternative analysis design will be suggested in the quest to address the various raised issues.
A microwave oven is a device electronically made to provide heating effect. The heating aspect is provided by circuit regulation enabled through electromagnetic radiation. The radiation mainly occurs in the spectrum of the microwave whereby polarized molecules in the heated substances are made to rotate. As a result, it builds up thermal energy hence causing a dielectric heating. Microwave devices have been known with history of providing prompt functioning. Unless there is a circuit shortage/break, these devices normally meet the expectations and satisfaction of users. They heat foods in a quicker manner than any other kind of devices used for the same purpose.
Microwave analysis has been done by many researchers. In every event, various elements have been identified depending on the scope and purpose. Also, various methodologies have been employed in analyzing microwave ovens in reflection to the functions and effectiveness of these devices. In this paper, I will utilize some unique method of analysis, that is, the use of comprehensive filled questionnaire presented to various users of microwave ovens. The primary data/information obtained will be extracted from observation and oral interviews. Then, the data will be synchronized and coded to form a variety of questions that will taste the designed hypothesis. Although this method have been slightly used by several researches, the incorporation of an extensive approach to guide data collection and surveillance in order to obtain highly reliable analysis for the purpose of recommendations.
As mentioned above, the analysis will entirely rely on data from questionnaires. The conduction and management of the questionnaires will be carried sensitively to include all relevant elements. The formulation of the questions will aim at testing the following hypothesis:
- Does the microwave technology meet the sustainable/safety level that users aim to achieve?
- Are microwaves providing efficient service to users?
- Does microwave functioning have any negative effect on users?
The above hypothesis will guide the overall analysis right way from the collection of data/information from users to the methodology of analysis. To present a prompt critical analysis, all aspects of incorporated in research will be the center of focus to ensure that there is no single detail left out in the process. I will also take care of all ethical concerns to make sure that the welfare of all respondents is taken care of. With protocol being observed, the management of the analysis process will not underestimate any single relevant detail that in one way or other can lead to the interference of the process.
Taking into close consideration of all aspects, the respondents will be selected in random. Majority of them being users of microwave while some respondents will be from the manufacturing companies and people dealing with microwave ovens. A total of 20 respondents will participate in the study to critically analyze the general functionality of microwave ovens. Among the respondents will also include traders, that is, suppliers and intermediaries. Then, through emails, the questionnaires will be sent with an expectation to be returned back having been filled. The time frame for the process is also determined and when respondents fail to send back the filled questionnaires, they will be disregarded in the analysis. The returned data will be analyzed through excel spread sheets to form analysis diagrams that reflect the correlation of the respondents’ answers.
The summary of the questionnaire results is as shown in the table below.
Respondents also were contented with the usage of microwaves. Majority of them well knew how to handle the gadgets with expertise. This group included those who thought that microwaves were not safe devices. It means that, the microwave technology is very familiar among individuals in the society. Even with the level of complexity that the technology is all about, people can have the relevant knowledge to expertly engage on such devices in their daily routines. Ultimately, as reflected by the results, the sustainability that microwave has brought to the society is a thing beyond any doubt. However, there are those respondents who were of the suggestion that microwaves, specifically on certain types were not sustainable enough to meet the expectations of users. This was due to various breakdowns on a frequent basis hence disrupting the ultimate aim of providing quality services to users. The research design did not, however, include alternative aspects to replace the functions of microwaves.
At a personal level, I highly think that manuals that are issued to microwave users can play an important role in addressing such issues. Manuals usually come from the manufacturer and provide a comprehensive control measures that when well observed, they make the functioning of microwave devices even more efficiently and as per expectations. The contents of manual are focused to the affectivity of particular designs. This means that certain manuals are not applicable or suitable other types of the functioning devices. It is common to find the following manual instructions when purchasing a microwave: first the “danger” sign present warning that users should take control of their dealing with the microwave. Then follows the safety precaution measures and steps generated to best protect users of the particular types of the microwave. For example, you may find restrictions such as “never heat liquids in sealed containers”. “Do not attempt to clean the device unless you have the expertise to do so”. “Keep the device out of reach of children”. Such precautious measures are aimed addressing all issues that have been reported by microwaves users.
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