I would like to thank everyone who made the completion of this task possible. Firstly, I would like to thank my teacher for ensuring I met my deadlines and for helping me in every way possible. I will like to thank the students of Iere High School who completed and returned my questionnaires. Thanks to Kelvin E. George, for instilling in me the knowledge that I needed to assess my information. Special thanks to my parents for providing all the materials that I needed, and for giving me support and encouragement. Lastly, all praises to God for creating me in his image and likeness, and for giving me the physical and mental strength to complete this SBA.
Iere High School is a secondary school located in the town of Siparia, which lies in the St. Patrick East District of Trinidad.
Facebook is a social networking website. It is used by people all around the world (mostly young people) for interaction between friends, family and even meeting new people. It is also used for uploading and sharing photos and videos, sharing thoughts and ideas, playing games etc.
Most of the students at Iere High School, use the social networking website and many of them spend long hours playing games and chatting with friends on the website.
Statement of Problem
How does the Facebook Website Affect the Academic Performance of the Students of Iere High School?
Reasons for Selecting the Area of Research
This area of research was selected as a result of my observance that most of the students of Iere High School that I interact with, spend hours on the social website called Facebook.
Method of Investigation
I have decided to use printed questionnaires as my Method of Investigation.
The advantages of using printed questionnaires as a Method of Investigation are:
1) It saves time
2) It is not a costly method
3) It is confidential
4) It can be filled out at respondents’ own timing
The disadvantages of using printed questionnaires as a Method of Investigation are:
1) All questionnaires may not be returned
2) Respondents might return questionnaires after the survey is already completed
3) Some respondents might give inaccurate answers
Instrument Used to Collect Data
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I am currently pursuing a course in CXC Social Studies at the ordinary level. As part of this course, I am required to do a school based assessment (SBA). I am therefore conducting a survey which forms the basis for my SBA.
I am seeking to find out how does Facebook affect the academic performance of Iere High School students?
Please answer all the questions by placing a check ( ) in the space provided where necessary. Please be aware that this questionnaire is very confidential since you are not required to give your name.
Thank you very much for your kind co-operation.
11-12 years old:
13-14 years old:
15-16 years old:
1. Do you have a personal account on the social networking site, Facebook?
2. If yes, do you time yourself when using this site?
3. How long...
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