月度归档:2015年11月

Analysis of my experience of presenting my own research

Group presentation, which is a teamwork job, relate to every group member. The final task for our research is a 15 minutes presentation about opening a new coffee shop.

Obviously, we must prepare a slide for presentation. To be specific, everyone should finish his own section before compling the slides. For instance, my own part is the methodology for our research. So, I will find some professional information to support my view and explain why we use questionnaire and design these questions.

However, how to present is a key factor on presentation. In my own style, I enjoy presenting without any papers. One nescessary thing to do it well is to prepare sufficiently before presentation. For example, I will write down all I will say on a piece of paper and read it again and again in order to recite it. Moreover, just reciting is not enough for a presentation because there are many audiences listen to you. What it means is you must make interaction with those people who are face to face with you. From my experience, I often give some gestures follow the screen and ask audiences some particular questions when I want to hear the reply from them. Furthermore, to make eye-contact is also a good way to further our communication with audiences.

To conclude, presentation is a comprehensive ability for a student. If we want to perform it well, not only for own work, we need to finish it for a team because teamwork is important in our future studys or works.

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Analysis of my experience of collecting and analysing data

As one of the most important factors, data plays a basic role in doing a research.

After finishing creating a questionnaire, we need to collect the feedback from those people who have participated the questionnares. There are two main ways for us to make the collection. The first one is to collect face to face when we ask individuals to fill the questionnaires directly in the street. It is easy to get more new feedback on this way but it will cost us a lot of time. The second way is to put our questionnaire online and ask people to fill it when we send them a link. Although it is convenient for this method, the efficiency will go down at the same time. So, we did both two sides to collect data finally.

To analyse data is the next step which is diffcult for our research. As we know, questionnaire belongs to quantitative data. What it means is we have to analyse data from a large quantity of all the questionnaires we have collected. It is necessary that we have to select the key points and delete some useless information from all the data. Furthermore, when analysing the specific data, we need to follow some literatures because they will help our analysis become more professional and reliable.

To summarize, it is not a easy job to collect and analyse data for a research. In addtion, we should spend more time on analysing and try to draw a best conclusion from the information we have collected.

Analysis of my experience of designing a questionnaire

Qusetionnaire, one of the main types of doing a survey, is usually to be uesd in a research. In order to open a new coffee shop near Liverpool Street, we should to create a meaningful questionnaire for people.

To be honest, how to design a questionnaire becomes a most imporant problem for our research. Because of the topic in our research, we should design a questionnaire based on customers about coffee. Specifically, we firstly devide what we want to ask into some different sections. Next, we prepare two to three questions for each part. Finally, we complie all the questions and do some improvement for them. Here, I select a question we have designed as a example and explain why we design it. The question is “How ofen do you frequent coffee shops?”. As we know, some people always drink coffee, maybe twice a day, even three times a day, but some never drink. It is clear that this question focus on the habits of drinking coffee from customers.

If talking about the experience of designing a questionnaire, I will say it is not easy to do it well. One of the reasons is after we finish designing our questionnaire, we need to think of how to collect the feedback. To be specific, how many questionnaires we can collect will depend on the ways we ask individuals to answer the questionnaires.

In conclusion, when a questionnaire should be designed, we need to prepare enough and pay attention on creating questions. There is no doubt, the more hard-working we did, the better questionnaire we designed.

Analysis of my experience of writing a literature review

Literature review, one part of a acadamic essay, is a summary of what you have got from all the literatures you have read for a research. However, it is difficult for those people who are first time to write a literature review, including me. This essay will analyse my experience of writing a literature review and try to draw a conclusion.

It is neccssary to introduce how to fininsh this review for my first time. Firstly, I made sure what literatures I need to search and read. According to the research topic, to create a new coffee shop, I should find some materials about how to start and run a café. Then, I came to the school library and surfed the internet. What confused me was too much information would been searched by myself and I had to get something useful and catch the key points from each literature. After that, I began to write my literature review. Because it was my first time to do it, I spent a lot of time on arranging the struture of the review. Next, how to summarise all the literatures became a most difficult problem in writing this review. To be honest, I read those literatures again and again in order to get the key information for my review. At last, references need to be listed by the end of the review. Fortunately, I got a paper which teach students how to write the references, such as a book with multiple authors and a web site.

In conclusion, if students want to write a wonderful literature review, they must pay more attention on reading books or articles and try to summarise them in critical thinking. In another hand, those students who are first time to write a literature review can find some samples and learn from them. So, this is my experience of writing a literature review.