College Observation

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There are many factors that I can improve on in the future for the next observations. First of all the organization of the data along with the time measurement are improvements that can be made. Instead of measuring five minutes I would measure every 15 minutes, making it four rounds in one hour. Within that hour we can also use a timer so that we don’t lose track of time. Also the time that we had to measure was on a Monday and Wednesday, for the next observation I would add in a Tuesday or Thursday. Since the observation was done on a campus we didn’t get different age ranges besides the college age. By measuring data at a Chic-Fil-A in the public we would get a wider range of ages, genders, and race. The diversity level was also low so in …show more content…

I have learned the hard way that it is better to just bring your own lunch then wait for the lines at Chic-Fil-A or other restaurants to go down. By the time that we get our food we only have a couple of minutes before our next class. There is so much activity to measure in that hour and in that place. The theme from this observation was gender, age and race majority that ordered at Chic-Fil-A. The majority of the students who ordered here make up the 72% population who are white at CMU, therefore it was not a surprise that they were the majority of the clients (College Factual, 2013). But there are about 8% more females on campus, but males ordered more than females (College Factual, 2013). To find out why they chose to eat at Chic-Fil-A would be a different research project. I am researching the gender, age, and race of the people at the university center that order Chic-Fil-A. I decided to research this because I have noticed the crazy long line during lunch ever since they opened the restaurant in the beginning of the year. I thought it would be interesting to learn which students at the school are the top buyers. Eating patterns are something that I was able to see during this observation. With all the new fast food, corporate restaurants that are coming to campus it’s easy for students to get fed at a faster

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