Sodas Drank by Male and Female
Hriju Adhikari and Priscilla Chow - 5th period
Parts of the Experiment
Dependent Variable: Amount of soda drank per day
Experimental group: Sophomore and Junior males and females at CHS
Two Factors Held Constant: All subjects surveyed were of Asian descent and were sophomore or juniors at CHS.
Bar Graph: The Effect of Gender on the Average Amount of Sodas Drank Per Day
Gender does not affect the number of soda students in tenth and eleventh grade at CHS drink on average per day. Males drink an average of 0.25 bottles of soda, and females drink an average of 0.23 bottles of soda per day. There is a slight difference in the average amount of soda male and female drink, and while it can be interpreted that females drink more soda, the standard error of mean shows very little difference between the two lines of the 2SEM. The male’s ± 2SEM ranged from -0.01 to 0.51 and the female’s ± 2SEM ranged from -0.1 to 0.56. The line of 2SEM overlaps from -0.01 to 0.51, which indicates that the data was not significantly different. Additionally, in the t-test, the value was 0.46, significantly above 0.05. Since the p value was above 0.05, it can be concluded that the difference between the genders is not very significant. Therefore, the independent variable of gender does not affect the amount of soda CHS sophomores and juniors drink on average per day. According to the research about teens’ soda drinking habits, males and African Americans consume more sodas on average per day than females and white or Hispanics (1 In 4 Teens Drink Soda Daily: CDC). The result of the experiment conducted contradicts the research because the research suggests that males drink more sodas than females per day. The result in this experiment was not supported by the research because of a few possible reasons: the subjects surveyed were Asians, and Coppell students are moving from drinking soda to other sugary drinks such as Gatorade and tea. Due to cultural reasons, Asians are usually raised to drink less soda. It is also part of the Asian behavior to create wellness in their daily diet, which results them to limit cold drinks in general, and especially with meals (10 Things You Need to Know About the Asian Diet). Most of the Coppell student body participates in athletics and band. These two activities require a lot of replenishment leading them to the choice of Gatorade, which can be easily purchased in lunch lines. With Tea2Go location within walking distance from Coppell High School, students grab a quick drink before or after school, as it has become a popular hangout spot (New Tea Cafe Becomes Favorite Hangout Spot). Such factors allow students to make other choices and limit their soda intake everyday.