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The Effect of Electronic Devices on Grades

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Savannah Schloemp

on 12 December 2013

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The Effect of Electronic Devices on Grades
Is there a relationship between the amount of time sophomores spend on homework and the amount of time spent on devices, and the effects on grades?
In order to receive accurate and beneficial data, there needs to be a good survey questionnaire. To keep a surveyor interested, it should be short and easy, but also capture all of the information needed. The key to making an excellent survey is to use structured and non-structured questions.
As the time spent on devices increases, the time used for homework will decrease, as will grades. For tenth grade students spending more time on their electronic devices than doing their homework, a negative effect will occur because devices are being valued more than a proper education and success in school.
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50 people took our survey. Over half of the survey takers stated that they spent 1-3 hours on electronics daily. 26 out of our 50 people said that they put off or skip homework all together to use electronics 18 out of those 26 said that they do this once or twice a week. 29 of the people who took our survey said that electronics had impacted the time they go to bed. Over half of our survey takers
had GPAs above 3.5.
The data we collected in our survey showed that, although electronics can affect many things like bedtime and homework, grades did not usually drop. We believe that there isn’t a strong relation to the amount of time spent on electronics to grades because electronics, such as the phone and IPod, can be used to listen to music while a student is doing homework. For future surveys, it would be a good idea to ask students about their time using electronics away from homework.
During the survey, we found that about 3/5,
29 out of the 50 students surveyed, had a GPA of 4.0 or above, 80% of the students spent one to five hours a day on electronics, and 29 out of 50 answered that electronics affected their bed time. Electronics have a factor in grades, such as reducing the amount of homework done, but the GPA of the students can also be affected by sports and the amount of honors/AP classes.
Our project definitely could have used some changes.
We should have given our survey to a more diverse group; our original plan was to hand it out to each of
our advocacy classes. When we counted then all up, we didn't have enough, so we had to go around and ask this class to fill out the remaining ones, meaning we had 10-15 surveys from one honors class. If we had made sure we had enough for each advo class, we could have gotten more varied and accurate results.
First, create a pencil and paper survey asking the question: Is there a relationship between the amount of time teens spend on homework and the amount of time spent on devices, and the effects on grades? Next, distribute the survey to multiple classes at Maria Carrillo, for a total of 50 students. Finally, collect all completed surveys and analyze the results.
By Savannah Schloemp, Kelly Beal, Lauren Jurin, and Carson Kimball
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