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SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT

Candidate’s name: Tazmine Reid-Jones
Subject: Social Studies
School: The E-Learning Centre
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Teacher: Miss Brown
Year: 2013
Title: Homophobia in the Montego Bay Community

AN EXAMINATION ANALYZING THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF HOMOPHOBIA IN THE MONTEGO BAY COMMUNITY.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

• Acknowledgements

• Statement of problem

• Method of investigation

• Instrument used to collect data

• Procedures used to collect data

• Presentations and explanation of data

• Interpretation of data

• Findings

• Recommendations

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I wish to thank my Social Studies teacher Miss Brown for giving me the go ahead on this S.B.A. I would also like to thank my mother for her widespread knowledge helping me with research and her continuous support with the whole subject.

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

What are the causes and effects of Homophobia in the Montego Bay Community / Town?

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.Why is the society homophobic?
2.How does homosexuality affect their lives?
3.How can society look towards homosexuality in a positive way?

REASONS FOR SELECTING THE AREA RESEARCH

This area of research was chosen because the researcher believes that the Jamaican society are brought up with a negative impact on homosexuals without knowing themselves. The researcher wants to look into what the community thinks about gays and how it effects them.

METHOD OF INVESTIGATION

To obtain data for the research, the researcher used a method of investigation that is the most accurate and easiest way to collect information. The method the researcher used was a questionnaire.

REASONS FOR SELECTING THE INSTRUMENT

The researcher selected the questionnaire method because it keeps the feedback anonymous which is very important for the researcher’s topic. It is also a quick and efficient way to collect data.

QUESTIONNAIRE COVER LETTER

Dear participant,
My name is Tazmine Reid-Jones and I am a student of the E-learning centre. For my social studies SBA, I am researching the topic of Homophobia in the society. I am inviting you to participate in this research study by completing the attached questionnaire. The following questionnaire will take no more than five minutes to complete. To remain anonymous, you are not required to include your name.

QUESTIONNAIRE
No names are provided in this questionnaire for confidentiality purposes. This questionnaire is for student research solely and will be destroyed immediately after use. Read the following questions carefully then circle ONE letter (a,b,c,d) for your chosen answer. Please read all questions carefully. There is no right or wrong answer, it is your own opinion that is required. Tick only ONE box per question. Thank you for your help. 1. Gender:

a.FEMALE
b.MALE

2.AGE GROUP:
a.18-25
b.26-40
c.41-65

3.WHICH ETHNIC GROUP DO YOU BELONG TO?
a.BLACK
b.WHITE
c.INDIAN
d.MIXED
e.OTHER

4.HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN MONTEGO BAY?
a.Less than a year
b.1-10 years
c.11-20 years
d.Over 20 years

5.MARITAL STATUS:
a.SINGLE
b.MARRIED
c.DIVORCE

6.HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A HOMOSEXUAL IN PERSON?
a.YES
b.NO
c.NOT SURE

7. WHAT DOES THE WORD “GAY” MEAN TO YOU?
a.A man who dresses and acts like a woman
b.A man who is attracted to another man
c.Anybody who is attracted to a woman
d.To be happy

8.WHAT IS YOUR VIEW ON HOMOSEXUALS?
a.. “BATTYMAN FI DEAD!!” Feel a strong hatred towards...
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