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Self Report Write Up

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Introduction

Self Report Write Up Section 1 Aim To investigate which gender is more helpful between the ages of 16 and 17. Section 2 The questionnaire contained ten questions. Within the questions I included the following types of questions: 1. Three forced questions. For example; are you male or female? 2. Three open questions. For example; someone asks you for help on their very difficult homework. What do you do? 3. Two closed questions. For example; someone has just fallen over in front of you. Do you: a) Laugh? b) Laugh & help them up? c) Help them up or, d) nothing. 4. Two questions including the Likert scale. For example; if you saw someone struggling with their bags how inclined would you feel to help them? (1being very much so and 5 being not at all). Each question apart from the first two were given a score between zero and five. ...read more.

Middle

0 3 3 Female - 3 0 5 5 4 5 3 2 Female - 4 5 0 4 4 0 3 3 Male - 4 5 3 5 5 0 1 5 Male - 3 0 0 5 4 5 3 4 Male - 2 0 0 5 4 0 2 2 Male - 2 0 5 5 4 5 3 3 Male - 4 5 3 5 4 5 1 5 Data (Score on overall Questionnaire) Mean Scores - Central Tendency Female Male 35 28 24 24 27 16 27 27 23 32 Female Male 27.2 25.4 Bar Chart to show the mean scores Standard Deviation - Dispersion Male Variance = 2 - 2 = 2 = 28.6 Standard Deviation = = 5.351635264 = 5.35 Female Variance = 2 - 2 = 2 = 17.76 Standard Deviation = = 4.2142615011411 = 4.21 The highest overall score achieved was 35 by the females and the lowest score of 16 was achieved by the males. ...read more.

Conclusion

The way data was collected was not very organised and could have been improved by giving a copy of the questionnaire to each participant so they could answer the questions privately. This may have further improved the results as the questions may have been answered more truthfully if the participant was answering questions on their own. The validity of the questionnaire could be tested by asking various people whether they thought the questions were relevant to my aim. A way to test the reliability of the questionnaire would be to carry it out again and see whether the outcome was similar to the previous questionnaire. I had to consider the ethical issue of privacy when I was conducting my investigation. I made sure the questions I asked did not invade the participant's privacy. Overall I believe the way my questionnaire was carried out was successful. However, in my opinion with a few changes my questionnaire could have been more efficient and produced more satisfactory results. ?? ?? ?? ?? Self Report Write Up Psychology ...read more.

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