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Statistics: showing the results

Asking your classmates

Your classmates and you may use electronic devices for different purposes. Do you use the same apps as your classmates do? What about the time that you spend chatting online with your friends? Your mission here is to prepare a questionnaire to find out the answers to these and other questions related to teenagers' smartphone habits.

At the end of this section, you will have: 

  • read some statistics and reviews about games and apps.
  • learnt about interrogative sentences.
  • carried out a questionnaire on teenagers' preferences about apps and games.
  • reported the results with an infograph.

If you are going to carry out a survey or questionnaire, it is really important that you set suitable questions that help you obtain the information that you are looking for. Also, you should do some research to collect relevant information about the topic that interests you.

Before starting to prepare the questionnaire, enter the official dailymail.com site and read some statistics about teenagers' phone habits.

Discuss these two questions with a partner:

  • Do the figures in the article surprise you or do you think they are normal?
  • Do you consider yourself as  addicted to your e device?

Draw a chart with cacoo and complete it with phrases referred to smartphone addiction, from your point of view. Export the chart to your site.

At the ansanolex.com site, you can find relevant data about teenagers' use of smartphones for your questionnaire, which will be your next mission.

We recommend that you enter the wikihow site and read several tips on how to prepare a good questionnaire.

Post the list of phrases and ideas that you consider as relevant for preparing your questionnaire on the page 'My writing guide' in your weebly site.

Preparing your questionnaire

Obviously, you need to know how to ask questions for carrying out your mission successfully. That is why we recommend that you click on the changingminds.org link and revise and learn about both, open questions and closed questions.

Also, you can practise interrogative sentences at englishexercises.org and agendaweb.org before you start preparing your questionnaire.

Likewise, the iteslj.org site presents question samples, very similar to the ones you need to use in your questionnaire.

Please, follow the steps below to complete the mission:

  • your teacher will set groups of three students.
  • prepare the questions for the questionnaire. They can be open or closed questions.
  • for some questions, provide three answers from where to choose.
  • the questions that you ask must be related to these categories:
  • teenagers' smartphone use (texting, play music, play games,make calls, etc.).
  • types of apps and what teenagers use them for (Twitter for social networking, etc.).
  • types of games teenagers play (single, multi-player, sports, shooting, etc).
  • when and where teenagers usually get connected.
  • teenage habits regarding use of smartphones (to find out the degree of addiction).

Remember: write two or three questions per category. 

Once you have your questionnaire ready, share it on Pinterest with the rest of students in your class. Add some images to illustrate the questions.

Collect your classmates' answers.

In your group, comment on your partners' answers and create a graph to show the results of your questionnaire. You can use the tool Canva to do this task. Once you publish your graph, share it with your partners on Pinterest.

Your set of questions will be evaluated by your teacher following the criteria in the 'Rubric for assessing a questionnaire'.

Remember that you must refer to the data that you have obtained from your questionnaire in the final challenge.

Finally, post your graph on your site, on the page entitled 'My digital resources'.

Suggestion

You can prepare your questionnaire with Google forms or Quizlet online apps. Both have tutorials available which you can find on Youtube. If you decide to prepare your questionnaire with either tool, remember to post it on your site, within the page 'My digital resources'. 

These are only some ideas but, of course, you can suggest other ways to create your questionnaire. Any ideas?

Learning diary

This has been your last mission before the final big challenge. Did you have any problems with the questionnaire? Were you able to reflect the results in a graph?

your learning diary

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Create a new post on your blog with the title  'Statistics: showing the results' and answer the following questions:

  • What are the most difficult aspects?
  • What tool was the most difficult for you to work with?
  • What do you think is the most important aspect you have learned?
  • Are there any aspects you didn't understand?

Do not forget it would be great if you shared these feelings and thoughts with your classmates. You will have 10 or 15 minutes to complete this part.

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