Presenting research – questionnaire
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Presenting Research –QuestionnaireDan and Henry
Purpose of ResearchWhy Conduct Research?The research was conducted to try and find out who is vegetarian, what specific foodpeople like, what age on average people are that did our survey and what people thinkabout vegetarianism.What Did You Want To Get Out of it?We needed this information so that we could find out who our audience were. If we knewwho they were and what they wanted, we could make our recipe cards to fit them. Forexample, we asked a question in our survey saying ‘what is your favourite vegetarian dish?’,and we found that most people like pasta over everything else. We then know that we willmost likely do a recipe for a vegetarian spaghetti meal of some kind.How Could This Influence Your Project?The questionnaire helped us in our project by giving us information to help us find out whoour target audience was and what our audience prefer. This would then help us make ourproject (recipe cards) by knowing what they wanted and the way we would go aboutmaking it to fit the age and gender of our audience. For example, the gender of our surveyusers were pretty much 50/50 which meant that our recipe card would have to be made tolook mixed gender. The age of our survey users were mostly between the ages of 16 and 19,which means that we will make the recipes look like they are for and older audience morethan a younger audience. Adults and young adults are our target audience.
How You Conduct Research• We carried out the research by using a free website called survey monkey. On survey monkeyyou can create a survey for free consisting of 10 questions. You are also limited to theamount of people that can actually fill it out. With this in mind we will still get plenty ofresults for what is required. First we thought up the questions and then we put them into thesite to create the questionnaire. We asked our parents to fill them out and then asked themto ask people they know to fill it out. This gave us more varied results because they wereadults and they will have filled it out in more of an adult manor than someone who is 17.• Both Dan and I went on Facebook and messaged all the people we knew that we thoughtwould respond. Doing this had quite a good outcome in terms of getting results because Danand I could both message different people getting some varied results. We also posted it on avegetarian blog site hoping to gather more information but I’m not sure how effective thisactually was. The blog site may not have been that popular so we may not have got anythingfrom there. We also went out and asked people if they would fill out the questionnaire. Weboth went out at the same time and each of us asked people we know. This was a good wayof getting results because it was a lot easier to persuade our friends to fill it out in personthan it was to get them to fill it out online.• We found the people by targeting people we know and sending them links or sending them amessage asking politely if they could fill it out when they next have time. On the first day wegot about 40 different recipients who filled out the questionnaire and that’s not including the20 we got in person. Over the next week after that we got about 20 more on the site makingour current over all amount of people that filled it out 80.
Summary of Data• Our survey was answered mostly by people between the ages of16 and 19.• 47.5% were Female and 50.8% were Male. The rest were mostlikely people who were messing about and clicked the ‘other’box.• Only about 20 people out of the 81 people who did our surveywere genuinely vegetarians.• The most favourite vegetarian dish was pasta.• The majority of the people who did our survey ate none to twovegetarian meals per week.• 85% of people preferred homemade food.• 35% of people who weren’t vegetarian would in fact actually trybeing vegetarian mostly because it is seen as being healthier.
Question 6How Often Do You Eat VegetarianMeals Per Week?1 - 2 Meals PerWeekSome Meals PerWeekMost Meals PerWeekAll Meals PerWeekNeverThe sixth question was ‘How often do you eatvegetarian meals per week’Our survey shows that the majority of people nevereat a vegetarian meal, but also, a lot of people eatone to two vegetarian meals per week.This means that most of the people that did oursurvey are not vegetarians.In our project, we are actually wanting to aimeverything at the people that do have vegetarianmeals, even if it is only one or two a week. Oursurvey shows that most people do actually have atleast one vegetarian meal a week which is good.In conclusion, we have found that people do in facteat vegetarian meals even though they are notvegetarians.In our survey we did good at making it easy foreveryone to tick one box. We could have made itmore specific and for example, put specifically howmany meals like ‘1-10’, but we thought this wouldbe quite hard to figure out if you are a person thatsometimes has a vegetarian meal, but for someonewho is a vegetarian it would be obviously everymeal. Even then you have to think about how mealsyou have per week and in survey it should be easyquick answers you know off the top of your headwithout thinking.
Question 7What do you prefer?HomemadeMealsBought MealsFor question 7 we asked ‘What do youprefer?’ ‘homemade meals’ or ‘bought meals’.In our survey we found that most peopleprefer homemade meals. 51 people preferhomemade meals and 12 people preferbought meals.This will influence the way that the food willbe made. So, we know that the recipes wouldhave to made from scratch with allhomemade things, for example, if we weremaking a lasagne we would not just take itstraight out of a box to then just go straightinto cooking. It would be made from scratch.We know also have a target audience to lookat too, and this is clearly homemade meals.In conclusion, we have found that mostpeople prefer homemade meals.For the people doing the survey, it was easyfor the people to answer this question, it waseither one or the other, and to me, there isnothing we could have done to make it easierfor them.
Question 8Is anyone in your familyvegetarianYesNoFor question 8 we asked ‘is anyone in your familyvegetarian?’ In our survey we found that 24.6%said yes and 77% said no. From these results Ihave learnt that there is at least one person inevery four families to be a vegetarian out of thepeople that I surveyed. I have also learnt thatthere might also be more than one vegetarian inthese families. Usually, if there is a member of afamily that is vegetarian, there is going to be ahigh chance that somebody else in that family istoo. This is can be because of many differentreasons, persuasion, the annoyingness of makingtwo kinds of different meals each day for thefamily etc.In conclusion, we have found that there is morefamilies without a vegetarian, than having avegetarian. This information has not influencedour work by a great deal in all honesty.I think that we could have possibly done thisquestion differently by maybe adding a little sidequestion saying ‘who?’. This means that peoplewould have added who was a vegetarian in theirfamily, and then we could have seen whatgeneration was more vegetarian than others.
Question 9Would you contemplatevegetarianism?YesNoFor Question 9 we asked ‘would youcontemplate vegetarianism?’In our survey we found that 65% of peoplesaid they wouldn’t and 35% of people saidthey would.We then also had an add on question asking‘why?’. The majority of the people whoanswered saying yes put ‘because it is morehealthier’ or something along themlines, and the majority of the people whoanswered no put something similar to ‘I likemeat too much’.From this question we have learnt that inactual fact, a lot of people would actuallycontemplate vegetarianism because theythink it is a lot more healthy.In conclusion, we have found that a lot ofpeople don’t actually mind vegetarian food.I also think that this question was quitehelpful in our work because we were able tofind out if people would actuallycontemplate it. The way we got our resultswas good, because we asked a yes or noquestion, and then asked why, which alsocould be answered simply.
Question 10In question 10 we asked ‘overall, what do youthink of vegetarianism?’In our survey we found that there were manymany mixed answers, and it would have beentoo hard to put into a chart.What I did find is that the majority of theanswers were positive towards vegetarianism.You would get the odd one that would literallyjust say ‘pointless’ as you can see on theleft, but most of them were people saying thatit is pretty much personal choice, but theyapplaud the people who are vegetarians.In conclusion, I have found that many peoplesee it as being a very hard thing to do and thepeople who are actually able to be vegetariansare respected by others.I think that in this question, you were able tolearn many different things by peoples differentopinions. I do think that the question couldhave possibly been done differently due to notbeen able to separate the different answers intodifferent answers. We could have had setanswers saying something ‘good thing’ and ‘badthing’, which we then could have got a setpercentage on what people think.
EvaluationIn my survey I think that me and Henry did okay at finding out useful information about vegetarians andothers views on vegetarianism. There were many different things that we can now take in toaccount from what we have found out, for example, one of our questions were ‘how old are you?’and we found that the majority of the people who did our survey were between the ages of 16 and19. we also asked ‘are you a vegetarian?’ and all together out of the 61 people who did oursurvey, there were only 7 people who were vegetarians. So from this information, we have foundout that people between 16 and 19 do not really tend to be a vegetarian. We found that the reasonbehind the majority of the people were between the ages of 16 and 19 were because they were allpeople we had asked on our facebook. I knew that this would be the case before we even looked atthe survey results, and so I asked my mum to put it on her facebook to get some of her age range.The people that were older also seemed to answer the questions more maturely too.In our survey, we could have probably have improved the way that some questions were set out. Forexample, on the question where we asked how old are you, we set it out so that you could justwrite in your age. Instead, we should have made boxes that you were able to tick like 15-20, 20-25.that way we would have been able to gather information easier and not have people typing inrandom stupid things in like ‘none of your damn business’. There was also a little glitch in oursurvey that we didn’t know about, and that was that for some reason you were able to tick morethan one box on the box questions, and so, we had some people just ticking all the boxes whichmessed up with our results when trying to filter them.