FALCULTY OF MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM

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EFFECTIVE SELF-STUDYING TIME

Tutor: Ms. Kim Anh Students: Hà Hải Ninh

Vũ Đức Tuấn

Nguyên Thị Nga

Nguyễn Thị Hằng Từ Thị Hường

Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai Nguyễn Thị Hương Giang Tut: 07 (Tuesday 2:25pm-4:30pm)

Date: 17/12/2010 Abstract

The report examines how much time the FSD students in 2009 spent on self-studying and the effect of this on their average mark. According to the FSD teachers’ advices, every student should spend at least 3 hours in studying English at home. It was enough time for you to revise the whole lesson and do your homework. If the result supports this claim, the effective study will be considered. To perform the survey, from the population of all FSD students, a sample size of 50 was chosen randomly (50% students coming from A group, and 50% students from D group) to answer the questionnaire including 5 multiple choices questions. The data collected are used to perform the t- test for means, which reveals that at 5 % level of significance, more than 36% of respondents spending 3 hours, in self-study. The purpose of this topic is that we focus on the most basic question: “how to study effectively without stress”. It will be extremely beneficial for next generations of FSD.

Table of Contents

I.Introduction4

II.Methodology5

1.Population and sample5

2.Questionnaire design.5

3.Sample size5

4.Sampling method and data collection6

A.Sampling method6

B.Data collection7

5.Data processing7

6.Significant level of test7

III.Descriptive results and findings8

IV.Results and Findings of the Hypothesis Test:13

V.Evaluation16

1.Limitation16

a.Sampling errors16

b. Non- sampling errors………………………………………………………...16 2. Implications……………………………………………………………………16 VI.Conclusion and Recommendations17

References……………………………………………………………………………19 Appendices…………………………………………………………………………...20

Introduction

Self-studying is an essential part in learning process of each and every student. It plays an important role in the life of college and university communities. However, how much time is enough for self-study effectively at university? After a careful analysis, teachers of Foundation Study Department (FSD) of Hanoi University strongly believe that about 3 hours of self-studying everyday is very good for freshman to get high average marks at the end of term. Furthermore, in “learner training” course, this amount of time is also formally suggested. This project is, therefore, carried out in order to determine whether the belief is reliable or not. In this survey, fifty FSD students who are from group A and group D have been chosen randomly to answer the questionnaire of Self-studying Time. In terms of the statistical method, the equal-variances test statistic was taken to perform the survey. The parameter tested is µ1-µ2 (where µ1is the average mark of the students who study for 3 hours per day, µ2 is the average mark of the students from the other groups). The null hypothesis is that the difference between two means equals zero (Ho: (µ1-µ2) = 0), while the alternative hypothesis is greater than zero (Ha: (µ1-µ2) > 0). In order to test the hypothesis, we use t-test (further explanation is mentioned later) To sum up, the report suggests that the null hypothesis is rejected. Thus, we have enough statistical...