A. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
In the past, books were the only reference materials that students could use. Books can be materials that entertain the mind and imagination of the people. Books contain information about anything that writers can think of. It contains stories, experiences, information about things, places and more. These books can be used as reference materials for those people who want to know about something. However, books might not have enough information about a certain thing. Though some books have specific information, they still may lack some piece of information. On the other hand, the internet is a compilation of the information that can be found in books. But the information may be summarized.
The internet can lack several important details that books have. The internet aside from being a reference material, can also be used to communicate to other people. It can also be a source of entertainment which make people use the internet more than books.
B. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The research aims to find out the ratio of first year, high school students who prefer internet or books. He research aims to find he answers of these following questions:
1. Which reference material is more informative?
2. Which is more time consuming and
3. Why do they prefer the internet? books?
C. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The researchers’ purpose in conducting the study is to find out what reference material the students would use when given homework that requires research. He research can benefit students in increasing their awareness of what reference material is more convenient.
D. SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS
This study is limited to Grade 7 students of La Salle Academy only. This research is mainly focused on the preference of students when given homework and on which reference material is more convenient.
E. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
F. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
The researchers believe that reference materials can affect the research of students. It can be convenient and provide information that is enough for the students or it can’t provide enough or detailed information.
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Most studies and literature on the preference of students in what to use as reference material point that the factors affecting the preference of students is the advantages and disadvantages of using the internet or books.
“The internet is only good for disseminating information and in keeping users informed. Books, on the other hand, are superior vehicles for developing an individual mind, much because of the fact that the internet is based on hierarchy while books force a reader to defer to the wisdom of the author.” (http://www.bigwowo.com/2010/07/internet-vs-books/)
Students use the internet mostly because they can also play games and interact with people online, which is also a cause of distraction in making homework. Students who use books prove to be more devoted to their studies.
A. RESEARCH DESIGN
The research method used is a survey. Our respondents are given questionnaires for them to fill out the needed data. It is appropriate because our research doesn’t need observation of the respondents and it only focuses on two choices namely books or internet and their reason.
B. RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT
The study is conducted within the La Salle Academy campus particularly, the high school department because of limited resources.
C. DATA GATHERING
The researchers hand out questionnaires to the respondents to be collected by the researchers themselves after some time. Each of the questionnaires have attached letters as to...
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