Entertainment survey, political survey and a general survey retrieved from a trusted source in a bid of merging and presenting the data in a pier chart for easy interpretation. Survey questions are also important in any research, in this sense, this paper will present three major questions in relation to entertainment survey.
This paper will present an analysis of three survey works (entertainment survey, political survey, and a general survey) by closely relating to the class teachings, additionally, this paper will present a comparison of the three surveys mentioned herein. Finally a graphical representation of the same will be incorporated in the paper.
This article fundamentally analyses effects of computer use and entertainment mass media on the student’s academic performance and his or her social development. The report incorporated in this article was retrieved from the 2012 report entitled "Children, Teens, and Entertainment Media: The View from the Classroom," compiled by the Common Sense Media education company. Essentially, this survey was done with a main objective of deducing the effects of media and entertainment on the future lives of children (Education Digest, 2013).
Though the exact number of the participants was not apparently stated, the participants in this study were teachers. Among the participant teachers, one in five of them considered themselves as “tech sawy” but majority of them said they were well conversant with technology (Education Digest, 2013).
Considering that the exact number of participants was not clearly stated, the results deduced from the research can categorically be termed as valid and relevant in our context. The results are valid in a sense that, the participants were teachers who had substantial experience with children and well acquainted with their development since day one when they joined school (Heeringa, et. al 2010). The survey results is also valid based on the fact that efficient methods of data collection were incorporated.
How the results of the survey can be used to tell a story or support an idea
The results and the conclusions made overwhelmingly supported the notion that, the use of entertainment media extensively hurt the academic performance of the children on the grounds that the children gives less concentration to their studies and too much concentration to entertainment media. The evidence based results obtained from this study can be used to support the notion that entertainment media negatively affects a child’s performance.
The survey conducted in the study sought to deduce whether the way in which politics is conducted negatively affects or rather harm the entire United States (Newport, 2013). Furthermore the objective of this survey was to construe whether the citizens of the United States have confidence in their elected officials and the federal government.
Analysis of those who participated in the survey
The results retrieved were based on telephone interviews with participants encompassing 1,025 adults, from both the United States and Columbia (Newport, 2013). The survey was conducted using Spanish and English language. The number of participants though small, the results obtained can be used to generalize the opinion of the American population based on the notion that the participants came from different parts of America and Columbia.
How the results of the survey can be used to tell a story or support an idea
Being evidence based, the results obtained can be used to support the argument that Americans have no confidence in their elected leaders (Heeringa, et. al 2010).
This survey was conducted basically to establish the number of Americans desiring to lose weight.
Comparing the number of people who participated in the sample compared to the number in the population
The results retrieved from the survey was based on telephone interviews on randomly chosen participants that encompassed 1,039 adults above the age of 18, all from the 50 states of the U.S. and Columbia (Brown, 2013). Considering that the entire population of United States and Columbia combined is considerably a high value, the data found is valid in a sense that, the participants came from different states and others from Columbia.
How the results of the survey can be used to tell a story or support an idea of the sponsoring company or media group
Considering that the results obtained were from diverse individuals across U.S and Columbia, the idea that most people are not comfortable with massive weight can well be supported by the data retrieved from the study mentioned herein (Heeringa, et. al 2010)
In the entertainment survey entitled “Children, Teens, and Entertainment Media: The View from the Classroom," compiled by the Common Sense Media education company, the exact number of the participants was not apparently stated, in the political survey, the total number of participants were 1,025 adults, from both the United States and Columbia. Similarly, the participants involved in the general survey came from Colombia and the United States only that the total number of the participants added up to 1,039 adults.
The participants in both the general survey and the political survey had similar characteristics based on the fact that both the two survey were conducted and compiled by Gallup, additionally, considering that the subject under analysis in both the two surveys affects the entire population particularly the adults above the age of 18, it is apparent that the participants could conceivably have someway similar characteristics.
The entertainment survey was different based on the fact that the subject and the objective of the survey was way different from both the political and the general survey. Essentially, the entertainment survey entailed researching whether or not the media and computer use affected children’s performance in the future. The target population of this research inferred with that of the political and the general survey. Generally the three surveys were similar in the sense that the data collection methods employed were the same in all the three survey studies.
The most valid results are the ones that are consistent, show apparent relationships between the variables being scrutinized and are diverse (Champion, 2005). Based on the qualities above, the most valid survey in this case is the entertainment survey. This is because the teachers were of diverse cultures and from various regions of the continent, additionally the results obtained were consistent with results supporting the conclusions being supported by 71% of the participants (Heeringa, et. al 2010).
Survey questions: Entertainment
- What is your perception about engaging children with computers at an early age?
- What do you think is the effect brought out by engaging children with computers at an early age?
- What measures do you think will reduce the negative effects of engaging children with computers at an early age?
Application: Results - Chart 1: Entertainment Survey
Application: Results - Chart 2: Political survey
Application: Results - Chart 3: General survey
It is apparent from the above data that most of the Americans have an average weight of 80 kilograms and most of them aspires to lose weight. A small percentage of them are not comfortable with their weight
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Newport, F. (2013 January 7) Most in U.S. Say Politics in Washington Cause Serious Harm.
Retrieved from http://www.gallup.com/poll/159728/say-politics-washington-cause-serious-harm.aspx
Brown, A. (2013 November 29). Americans' Desire to Shed Pounds Outweighs Effort.
Retrieved from http://www.gallup.com/poll/166082/americans-desire-shed-pounds-outweighs-effort.aspx
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