Facebook Survey

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Facebookis the number one social website in the world and it has more than abillion users in this world. The amount of users that Facebook hasdoes not necessarily mean that they are active users. People useFacebook differently, we have the frequent users and the infrequentusers. The frequent users are users that use Facebook more than twohours a day and infrequent use less than two hours in a day. Facebookis known to be very addictive because it connects people together andcreates new friendships among the people. It also helps people whohave low self-esteem to be able to make new friends.

Itis recommended that statistics should be done to know the ratio offrequent users and infrequent users of Facebook and know which grouphas the highest number of people. The test will involve random peoplethat we would analyses on how they use Facebook and record the datathat we have collected (Field, 2013).

Howwas the experiment conducted?

Thetest was conducted during the day and five random people wereselected for the test. These peoples name were Melissa, Andrea,Deven, Neven and Ranita. I asked them if with their own judgementthey would be able to rate themselves by describing if they arefrequent or infrequent users of Facebook. The four of them said thatthey were the infrequent users but only one said that she is afrequent user. They were all females and their ages were between30-55 years old.

Theexperiment involved surveying the five users of Facebook every hourand analyzing the number of times that they logged in to Facebook.The survey is supposed to be taken in a period of 10 hours recordingthe times per hour they would use the social network.

Procedurefor the survey

Thesurvey is supposed to take 5 days and with each user, I was supposedto stay with them for ten hours recording the number of times thatthey would use Facebook. Each user I spent a day being close to themas they did their normal routines. It was important that when doingthe survey, I would not disturb the daily routines of the users sothat I would get accurate results of the users.

Forevery hour spent with the user, it was necessary to record the numberof times that the user logged in to Facebook. After the five days,the data was collected and necessary calculations were done. Thefollowing table shows the data collected.

Age

Type of user

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

score

melissa

30

Infrequent

1

1

1

1

4

1

5

1

1

1

17

Andrea

38

Infrequent

2

3

2

4

4

1

4

2

4

2

28

Deven

30

Frequent

3

3

3

3

3

2

4

3

3

2

29

Nieves

55

Infrequent

2

2

3

4

3

2

4

4

4

1

29

Ranita

32

Infrequent

2

3

3

3

4

1

4

2

4

2

28

Resultson my self-esteem

Theresults on my self-esteem were recorded by asking the users myaverage score that they would give me. The results on the self-esteemthat was conducted were as follows

5

6

12

13

14

15

16

20

21

22

Theaverage score that I got from the test as 14.4

TheT-test was calculated by using the two groups frequent users andinfrequent users. The mean for the frequent users was 2.9 times perhour and the infrequent was 2.55 times per hour. Using thisinformation, it was possible to calculate the T-test. The t-test resultswere 2.8 and the F-ratio test calculated to 5.05. Below is the graphand the calculations for F-ratio test.

Infrequent users

Score(x)

X_bar

var

melissa

17

-8.5

72.25

Andrea

28

2.5

6.25

Nieves

29

3.5

12.25

Ranita

28

2.5

6.25

Totals

102

24.25

Frequent user

Score(x)

X_bar

var

Deven

29

0

0

Group

mean

variance

Frequent user

29

0

Infrequent user

25.5

6.0625

CalculateMSE=12.25

ComputeMSB=3.0625*5=15.3125

F-ratio=MSB/MSE

15.3125/3.03125=5.05

Therefore,f-ratio is 5.05

Interpretationof the results

Theresults were significant because they helped to the find the factsabout the number of people who usually use Facebook frequently andinfrequent. From the results we realize that the difference betweenthe two groups is not much as the difference in mean is 0.35.

Limitationsof the Study

Thesurvey had limitations that hindered the collection of more data.They were situations whereby the user was not comfortable beingsurveyed because of privacy. The data could not be more accurate ifthe users were not comfortable. The time that was used to get theaverage time of the user logging into Facebook was long, 10 hours ofthe case study. Recording the data was also tiring to the analyst andthis led to less accurate results (Mann,2003).

Suggestionsfor future research

Forthe sake of better results in the future it is important to increasethe number of users. The increase of users will mean that the datawill be more accurate and will also reduce the number of hours spentwith the user. The research should also involve the males and youngerpeople as compared to this data collection.

Wasthe hypothesis supported?

Thehypothesis was supported because we could analyses the results andgive a detailed report on how the results would help if moreresources are used for data collection.

Conclusion

Itis noted that the study was a success but it needs improvement thatit would make it better. The research also proves that Facebook is avery additive social network considering the number of times thatpeople use it in an hour.

References

Field,A. (2013).&nbspDiscoveringstatistics using IBM SPSS statistics.Sage.

Mann,C. J. (2003). Observational research methods. Research design II:cohort, cross sectional, and case-control studies.&nbspEmergencyMedicine Journal,&nbsp20(1),54-60.

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