Thursday, August 11, 2011

S102A - Group Members: LeIgHtOn WaNg HaNrUi, Ryan Yeo, Max Kaung Myat Thu


A GROUP, AND POST YOUR ANSWER TO THIS MESSAGE IN THIS FORMAT:
(A) A STATEMENT OF YOUR RESEARCH TITLE
Water Supply vs Water Usage
(B) EXPLAIN WHY IT IS FOCUSED
Human populations are increasing overall worldwide and only 3% of the the water on Earth is fresh water.
(C) EXPLAIN WHY IS IT SIGNIFICANT
There would not be enough water supply in the near future for the overwhelming human population.
(D) EXPLAIN WHY IS IT FEASIBLE
Through this project, we could create awareness in people about how precious our water is.
(E) EXPLAIN WHY IS IT MANAGEABLE
It is because if everyone play their part to conserve water, it can be controlled as it is them that are the cause.
(F) EXPLAIN WHY IS IT ACCESSIBLE
If people are aware of the situation, they will follow and conserve water.
(G) STATE AT LEAST 3 SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL BE DRAWING YOUR RESEARCH UPON (3 web links) AND WHY YOU CHOOSE THEM. STATE YOUR TYPE OF DATA COLLECTION AS IN TIP 5
  1. http://www.pub.gov.sg/Pages/default.aspx
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water
  3. http://www.pub.gov.sg/about/historyfuture/Pages/NEWater.aspx

Friday, August 5, 2011

S102C - Chirla Akhila, Christabel Chan, Chua Jia En

1. EXPLAIN WHY IS IT FOCUSSED
Water pollution is focussed because it is a serious problem: It has caused diseases, such as Cholera (severe dehydration may come in, especially), and death. It is currently happening in many parts of the world. 
2. EXPLAIN WHY IS IT SIGNIFICANT
Water pollution is significant because it leads to serious consequences such as short age of water and reduce in number of marine creatures, if something is not done to solve or reduce it. Also, humans require water to live, depending alot on it even for other purposes such as bathing or cooking. It definitely changes quality of water bodies. It applies to the society, and as we said, it is happening in the world. For example, factories use water as a coolant, especially in power plants and industrial manufacturers. These water, after usage, it is dispensed into the water bodies and it would kill marine life. It can also be caused by the release of cool water into the warmer rivers. If it continues to happen, we may not have enough water to drink, and for any purpose in our everyday life. 
3. EXPLAIN WHY IS IT FEASIBLE
It is possible to deal with water pollution because we can communicate with people in doing our survey with the internet, and other forms of communication. This will allow us to gather as much information. We also have the proper equipment, to test the in the specific reservoir (Sungei Ulu Pandan Reservoir) that we had actually selected. 
4. EXPLAIN WHY IS IT MANAGEABLE
We have a teacher to come along with us for the collection of data (with permission), and he was the one who provided the equipment AND the set of data (the water test in the forest). Besides, creating the quiz (SurveyMonkey) was much easier, and we can ask our friends to help us. It was only 13 people, so it was rather fast. Having easy access to the internet and the 'SurveyMonkey' helped us a lot. 

5. EXPLAIN WHY IS IT ACCESSIBLE
We have the proper equipment (our teacher would be providing the equipment), and we can always use platforms such as Facebook and SurveyMonkey. The track to the reservoir is open to the public, and it was rather near our school. Our teacher have also given us his results to his own tests on the water in the forest, so we can compare the results from the two places: Reservoir and the Forest. 
6. STATE AT LEAST 3 SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL BE DRAWING YOUR RESEARCH UPON (3 web links) AND WHY YOU CHOOSE THEM.


The sources are: 

The sources listed above has all the information about the various causes of water pollution and the harmful effects of it.


Special thanks to our teacher, Mr Tan Hoe Teck, for providing us with information and equipment; offering us guidance and help. 
G: STATE YOUR TYPE OF DATA COLLECTION AS IN TIP 5
Collection of data from water sources, the test results from our teacher, and Survey Monkey (most specifically, asking students of SST.)


Thursday, August 4, 2011

s102G- Amelia, Dawn, Devanshi, Ming Yi

CREATE, USING YOUR CLASS IRS BLOG, YOUR PRELIMINARY IDEAS AS A GROUP, AND POST YOUR ANSWER TO THIS MESSAGE IN THIS FORMAT:

(A) A STATEMENT OF YOUR RESEARCH TITLE

  1. EXPLAIN WHY IS IT FOCUSSED

(C) EXPLAIN WHY IS IT SIGNIFICANT

(D) EXPLAIN WHY IS IT FEASIBLE

(E) EXPLAIN WHY IS IT MANAGEABLE

(F) EXPLAIN WHY IS IT ACCESSIBLE

(G) STATE AT LEAST 3 SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL BE DRAWING YOUR RESEARCH UPON (3 web links) AND WHY YOU CHOOSE THEM.

  1. STATE YOUR TYPE OF DATA COLLECTION AS IN TIP 5




  1. Android vs Apple.

Which is better?


(b) Android and Apple had always been competitors. Some people prefer to have a android phone while others prefer to have iphone. So what are the problems with android phones and iphones to make the people prefer either of them. What is the better and more preferred phone then?

(c)Technology plays a big part of todays modern life. Thus people will want to use modern devices. If they had to choose between two major companies(Android and Apple). So, which one is the better choice for people and what do the people prefer?

(d)We have the devices and it is easy to find compare them given the many forums and comments.They have a lot of different points which make them competitive.

(e) It is manageable as Android and Apple phones or devices are easily available in the market currently and this makes it easy for us to do our research. Also, since they are easily available, means that they have many users, thus making it easy for us to do surveys.

  1. We can conduct surveys on which type of phone( android/apple ) most people would prefer to have and what are the problems in android and apple phones. We can also go online and find sources. Magazine have also featured this topic and we can use it to refer.

(g) http://www.surveymonkey.com Android vs Apple http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/android-vs-apple-the-2011-cage-match/43682,10 problems with android http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Google-Android-Stumbling-Blocks-10-Issues-that-Can-Derail-its-Success-474436/ , http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Google-Android-Stumbling-Blocks-10-Issues-that-Can-Derail-its-Success-474436/1/ It explains the problems with each of the devices well, and we get to see other people’s points of views.

(h)It is focussed as the topic specifically refers to Apple and Andriod products only. It is significant as we can compare the pros and cons of the title and conclude which product is the more appropriate. The information about the topic is easily found through forums and we can easily find examples of the product to show the difference and similarity. We can find live examples of it and also there are many website which give feedback on their take of using the product. Overall, this topic is towards accessibility and manageable. Our form of collecting data is: collect information from forums and online-surveys.


Group s1-02 E ( Siddharth Gohil , Kashyap Shroff, Matthew Goh, Ben Ng

STATEMENT OF YOUR RESEARCH TITLE
Ans: Windows Vs Mac OS snow leopard

EXPLAIN WHY IS IT FOCUSSED
Ans: There is a lot of argument between Windows and MAc

EXPLAIN WHY IS IT SIGNIFICANT
Ans: It is significant as there is two general domination in the market, windows and macintosh, through this research study, we can find which one is more suited to daily use.


EXPLAIN WHY IS IT FEASIBLE
Ans: It is feasible as many people use windows and macintosh personal computers. We just need to find people in sst with both mac and windows and ask them which system do they prefer.

EXPLAIN WHY IS IT MANAGEABLE
Ans: It is manageable since many people have both mac and windows, and it is a simple question, with basically a yes and no answer. We just need to record down the results.

EXPLAIN WHY IS IT ACCESSIBLE
Ans: It is accessible since we study in SST and we know people there.

STATE AT LEAST 3 SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL BE DRAWING YOUR RESEARCH UPON (3 web links) AND WHY YOU CHOOSE THEM.
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S102 Group F Mervin Chong, Joshua Tan

A)What are SST students’ preference in Chocolate?


B)We are narrowing the topic on whether students go for taste or nutrition.


C)It is significant because Chocolate is a popular recreational food and a lot of people assume that Chocolate is always bad for you.


D)Many people would be willing to help us with our task(as they get free chocolate) thus our task should be quite feasible.


E)The task is easy, as mainly it’s about testing the students’ preferences of chocolates and comparing the nutritional value.


F)It is accessible because a lot of SST students will be attracted by the fact that there is free chocolate.


G)

  1. http://www.kitkat.com/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_chocolate_bar_brands


H) Experiments, Tests, Inferences