Res/320 Scaling Study

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The point of this study is to distinguish and recognize the different eating lifestyles and spending habits between male and female relating to eating for lunch while in the workplace. A short questionnaire of eight questions, which the interviewee developed, circulated to five male and five female in a controlled setting. I carefully calculated and analyzed the participant’s answers. The survey included two types of questions in the questionnaire. Some questions required a simple yes or no answer and others required the participants to respond by writing a numerical response. Through developing the questions the researcher made every attempt to develop the legitimacy of the questionnaire and the trustworthiness of the data collected. The survey questions were intended to increase the consistency of each answer that was given by the interviewee on the survey. Communication and interaction were incorporated by the interviewer and interviewee in the study research design. The interviewer’s duties conducting the survey were to ask the survey questions, document each individual’s response, and explain any questions that need additional instruction. The five male and five female interviewed in the survey were given the survey by person. Every survey participant interviewee was provided the same special instructions regarding the intentions of the survey. As a way of collecting accurate answers from each interviewee, which interviewees gave a response on their own and each provided information only for the questions that they thought they could answer. “Table 1” was information that was recorded from the female participants and “Table 2” was information that was recorded from the male participants.

Table 1 Survey Questions – Female Mary Miriam Terri Rosie Esmer 1.Are you male or female? F F F F F 100% 2.Approximately how many times a week do you eat out for lunch in a one week period?

1 3 5 1 4 14 (2.8)
3.Approximately how much do you spend on one meal when you eat out for lunch?
$7 $9 $12 $5 $6$39 ($7.8) 4.Approximately how much money do you budget for the month for eating out for lunch?
$50 $130 $250 $35 $100$565 ($113) 5.Do you prefer to eat:
Self Prepared or Packed Lunch X X20%
At Restaurant X X X30% 6.Do you prefer to eat:
Mexican Food X X20%
Asian Food0%
American Food X X20%
Italian Food X10%
7. Do you snack throughout the day between meals?
Yes X X20%
No X X X30%
8. Do you prefer to order a soft drink with your lunch meal?
Yes X X X30%
No X X20% Table 2
Survey Questions – Male Raul Lara Hugo Joe Robert 1.Are you male or female? M M M M M 100% 2.Approximately how many times a week do you eat out for lunch in a one week period?

0 5 5 2 517 (3.4)
3.Approximately how much do you spend on one meal when you eat out for lunch?
$0 $8 $15 $8 $5$36 ($7.20) 4.Approximately how much money do you budget for the month for eating out for lunch?
$0 $180 $350 $80 $200$810 ($162) 5.Do you prefer to eat:
Self Prepared or Packed Lunch X X20%
At Restaurant X X X30% 6.Do you prefer to eat:
Mexican Food X 10%
Asian Food X10%
American Food X X X30%...
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