THE PREFERRED REFERENCE BETWEEN BOOKS AND INTERNET IN DOING ASSIGNMENTS OF THIRD YEAR AND FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS OF ASIAN COMPUTER COLLEGE-MAYAPA
SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012
A Secondary Thesis
Keng, Van Wesley A.
Rosete, Newehlene E.
Crencia, Janice M.
De Belen, Lalein A.
Magnate, Angelica B.
Books are the primary and traditional tools used in finding information. It is one of the things that help our young minds be filled with needed knowledge. Books have earned a trusted spot in the world’s culture as legitimate sources of information, having been awarded by an entire network of people. However, humanity evolves fast that it is being replaced by technology; internet.
Internet is considered as one of the greatest invention of the modern human race. It is often compared with a library. There are thousands of websites in the internet that students nowadays explore like the library having thousands of books. Internet has vast references that are easy to hit upon.
We, the researchers, chose doing this to know which is more preferred by the students as reference in doing their assignments. If the books are more preferred since readers can have concrete assurance that the information they get are accurate or the internet which is vastly used around the world to get updated information.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The main purpose of this study is to identify which reference is better preferred between books and internet in doing assignments of third year and fourth year students in Asian Computer College. Here are the main quandaries of attention which this study seeks:
1. What are the perceptions of the students in using books as their reference in doing their assignments?
2. What are the perceptions of the students in using internet as their reference in doing their assignments?
3. Is there a significant difference in using books and internet as reference in doing assignments?
4. What is the implication of the study?
Null Hypothesis: There is no significant difference between using books and internet in doing assignments.
Alternative Hypothesis: There is a significant difference between using books and internet in doing assignments.
RESPONDENTS OF THE STUDY
The researchers’ subjects in their study were 33 students from both third year and fourth year students of Asian Computer College. Two sections consists the juniors and three sections consists the seniors. Such respondents where chosen because they were matured enough to handle the questions seriously. With a 15% margin of error, the Sloven formula was chosen by the researchers to get the number of respondents. The said formula shows the most accurate distribution of samples. By the use of this, the researchers got 33 samples.
Table 1.1 Profile of Participants as to Age
|Age |Frequency (f) |Percentage (%) |Rank | |14 |3 |9.09 % |2 | |15 and above |30 |90.9 % |1 | |TOTAL |33 |100 % | |
Table 1.1 illustrates the percentage distribution of the participants concerning their ages. Out of 33 participants, 3 (9.09%) belongs to age 14 and 30 (90.9%) belongs to age 15 and above.
Table 1.2 Profile of Participants as to Gender
|Gender |Frequency (f) |Percentage (%) |Rank | |Male |17 ...