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CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT (SBA)
Year of Examination: 2018
Candidate name: Angelias Gilbert
240030017144900Candidate Number:
Subject: Math’s
Form Class: 5B
School: St. Joseph College
183832516129000SBA Score: Marks

Table of Contents
Project Title …………………………………………………….………3
Introduction …………………………………………………………… 4
Method of Data Collection……………………………………….. 5
Presentation of Data………………………………………………….6
Diagram 1………………………………………………………………..7
Diagram 2………………………………………………………………..8
Diagram 3………………………………………………………………..9
Diagram 4……………………………………………………………….10
Diagram 5……………………………………………………………….11
Diagram 6……………………………………………………………….12
Analysis of Data……………………………………………………….13,14,15,16
Discussions of Findings……………………………………………17
Conclusion…………………………………………………………….18
Appendix 1……………………………………………………………19, 20
Appendix 2…………………………………………………………….21
Project Title
An investigation into what type of foods individuals in a workplace setting would prefer and the price range; “Fast Foods or Home-cooked Foods”.

Introduction
Foods play a pivotal role in maintaining proper health. In our society today, most people are always busy and don’t really have the time to prepare home-cooked meals, so they turn to fast foods. However, home- cooked meals are healthier than fasts foods but most people don’t realize that. Fast foods are associated with health risks, most people prefer fast foods due to their convenience. This SBA will help me discover more of what type of foods, most people would prefer and find out the amount of money individuals are willing to spend on these types of food within a weekly basis.

Method of Data Collection
The method of data collection used was primary. During the lunch break at Trinidad ; Tobago Police Service (Transit Police), the researcher handed out questionnaires to random individuals who would fill them out. The data collected from these questionnaires would then be analyzed, and put together to complete this SBA.
The research was carried out on the 16th October 2017. Thirty (30) questionnaires were given out to individuals that were randomly selected for the investigation and all were completed and returned.
See questionnaire in Appendix.

Presentation
Of
Data

The table below shows the genders of the participants who preferred fast foods over home-cooked foods.

Diagram 1: Table showing the number of participant’s who prefer fast foods over home-cooked meals
Gender Fast Foods Home-cooked Foods Total
Male 9 5 14
Female 7 9 16
Total 16 14 30
Diagram 2: Pie Chart showing what our thirty participants thought was cheaper, “Fast foods or Home-cooked foods”.

Diagram 3: Column graph comparing how much times in a typical week would our thirty participants eats fast foods over home-cooked foods.

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Diagram 4: Bar graph showing meals most likely to eat at a fast food restaurant by our thirty participants.

Diagram 5: Stock graph showing the thirty participants thoughts on if fast foods quality has improved over the year.

Diagram 6: Column graph comparing the amount of money spent in fast foods over home-cooked foods weekly, by our thirty participants.

Analysis
Of
Data
STATISTICS – CENTRAL TENDENCY
The figures below would represent the average amount of money each of our thirty (30) participants spends in Home-cooked foods on a weekly basis. Here are the figures:
$25 $40 $50 $50 $55 $65 $75 $86 $99 $105
$115 $125 $145 $150 $150 $150 $160 $175 $190 $200
$200 $210 $214 $220 $225 $250 $275 $290 $320 $350
Mean
-95246095900x = (x1 + x2 + x3…xn)
238125889000 n
390525264160 = $4764
30
= $158.80
Mean average of the amount of money spent by participants on Home-cooked foods = $158.80
Mode
Mode = $150.00
Most frequent average amount of money spent by participants on Home-cooked foods = $150.00
Median
Formula = ½ (n + 1) th
= ½ (30 + 1) th
= ½ (31) th
= 15.5 th
= 16 th
16 th position = $150.00

The figures below would represent the average amount of money each of our thirty (30) participants spends in Fast foods on a weekly basis. Here are the figures:
$20 $50 $50 $70 $75 $85 $95 $100 $100 $120
$130 $140 $146 $150 $175 $175 $180 $185 $185 $190
$200 $200 $200 $210 $220 $255 $275 $290 $300 $300
Mean
-95246095900x = (x1 + x2 + x3…xn)
238125889000 n
390525264160 = 5142
30
= $171.40
Mean average of the amount of money spent by participants on Fast foods = $171.40
Mode
Mode = $200.00
Most frequent average amount of money spent by participants on Fast foods = $200.00
Median
Formula = ½ (n + 1) th
= ½ (30 + 1) th
= ½ (31) th
= 15.5 th
= 16 th
16 th position = $180.00

The study showed more money was spent on fast foods than home-cooked foods; the calculations also showed most people would rather fast foods even though it cost more money.

The table below demonstrates the average amount of money that was spent on both fast foods and home-made foods within a week.
Fast Foods Home-cooked Foods
$171.50 $158.80

Discussion of findings
The study showed most participants chose fast foods over home-cooked foods even though fasts foods cost more money. It made me realized that most participants wanted convenience and easy access, and fast foods fell in that category, they didn’t really care much about the price range.

Research showed, that most participants would eat fast foods more times during a typical week, due to working, most people are busy and do not really have the time to make home-cooked foods.

Most participants thought that the fast food quality was improving, few thought different.

There were also a lot of money spent on fast foods on a weekly basis, which means home-cooked foods is a cheaper option.

Conclusion
This S.B.A. was started with the assumption that most persons would of rather the healthier and cheaper choice of meals, which was Home-cooked foods.

The study showed that fast foods was considered the most convenient food type to our participants beyond doubt, which was a surprise, even though it was a bit costly.

Appendix
Appendix 1:
-24765021844000These are the questions that were ask on the questionnaire:
FAST FOODS VS HOME-COOKED MEALS
Please tick the box closest to your answer.

What is your gender?
533400889017907008890 Male Female
How many times in a typical week do you eat fast foods?
307657518415180975018415523875184150 0-2 Times 2-4 Times 4 or more Times
How many times in a typical week do you eat home-cooked meals?
307657518415180975018415

523875184150 0-2 Times 2-4 Times 4 or more Times
Do you prefer to eat fast food or a home cooked meal?
523875952518288009525 Fast Foods Home-cooked meals
Which do you think is cheaper to eat, fast foods or home-cooked meals?
514350952518288009525 Fast Foods Home-cooked meals
Which food source do you think you spend more money on Fast foods or Home-cooked meals?
476250952518288009525 Fast Foods Home-cooked meals
What meals are you most likely to eat at a fast food restaurant?
3990975889029813258890182880088904762509525 Breakfast Lunch Dinner All the above

What meals are you most likely to prepare at home?
3990975889029813258890182880088904762509525 Breakfast Lunch Dinner All the above
Are you most likely to purchase ready meals or do you prepare meals at home?
185737588904667259525040005009525 Ready meals Prepare meals at home Both
In the past year, do you believe that fast food quality improved?
18669009525466725952529622759525 Yes No Do not apply
-238125-91440100How much money do you spend on fast foods on a weekly basis?
4038600254029813258890186690088905048258890 $0-$99 $100-$179 $180-$249 $250 and moreHow much money do you spend on home-cooked foods on a weekly basis?
4038600254029813258890186690088905048258890 $0-$99 $100-$179 $180-$249 $250 and more
Which is more convenience?
186690095255048259525 Fast Foods Home-cooked Foods

Overall, after taking this survey, do you feel you would make healthier eating choices?
466725952518669009525 Yes No
Thank You for completing this survey.
Appendix 2:
Some of the mathematical knowledge used in this S.B.A.:
Bar Graph
Tables
Line Graph
Pie Chart
Stock Graph
Central Tendency: Mean, Mode and Median

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