Movies or Books?

Report
By Kayla Burdett and Jess Thomas
“Would you prefer to watch a movie or read a
book?”
We chose this question because we wanted to find out whether teenagers
prefer movies or books.
We asked 150 different students from years 8-10 at Albany Senior High
School if they prefer to watch a movie or read a book.
By having a wide range of data from opposite genders and different
year groups, our results are more accurate than if we were to collect
data from one class of year tens students.
What we have done;
Walked around the grounds of Albany Senior High School, during lunch time
collecting data from students years 8-10.
How we have done it;
• From each year we asked 25 girls and 25 boys whether they prefer movies
or books.
• With each year, we had a table showing the results of each students
decision.
E.g Yr8. Boys
Yr8. Girls
1 Movie
1 Book
2 Movie
2 Book
3 Book
3 Movie
25 Movie
25 Movie
• With these results we found the average of boys and girls and whether
movies or books are more popular.
9
8
F
Movie
Book
96%
4%
M
76%
24%
F
Movie
Book
64%
36%
10
F
Movie
Book
48%
52%
M
92%
8%
M
96%
4%
Averages shown in percentages
Averages shown in bar graph
100
80
Number of
students
60
40
20
0
F- Movie
F- Book
M- Movie M- Book
Gender result from movie or book %
From the results we can see;
• as girls become older, the desire to watch movies
decreases and reading books are increased.
Our reason to this;
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as girls mature they enjoy reading a detailed book.
girls become more involved in the story of a book.
a book has a different kind of drama than a movie.
there are many more romance books than there are movies.
From the boys results we cannot be completely sure whether
being older or being younger has an affect on the choice of a
book over a movie.
Our reason;
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Boys are lazy
Enjoy the movie graphics.
Watching a movie is more relaxing
Many more romantic and drama books than there are
action or sci-fi.
We can see from the results that;
• Watching a movie outweighs reading a book.
• As girls become older, they prefer books.
• With boys, there is not a clear result.
Improvements;
• Wider range of age groups; years 1 to 12, to give a more accurate
result.
• Collect data from different schools; students may be influenced
differently.
• State the question more clearly- include the genre of the movie and
book.

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