Humanities
Have You Seen the Teen?

Question Description

For this project you will FIRST select a place where teenagers hang-out. NEXT, During your 4 hour OBSERVATION you will RECORD DATA. Then, with the data you collected you are to provide a descriptive narrative of your experience and ANALYZE AND SYNTHESIZE your observations in 4 to 5 pages (80 points). use APA formatting and guidelines and include an APA formatted title page. (10 points)

NOTE: SCAN AND ATTACH your SUPPORTING FIELD NOTES and RAW RECORDED DATA AS A SEPARATE FILE/DOCUMENT. (10 points)

Final Answer

Attached.

The table below shows the compiled data from the four-hour observation of teenager trends in
the KFC restaurant in Orlando.
Categories

Male

Female

TOTAL

Group attendees

17

12

29

Skinny jeans

11

9

20

Social media presence

25

15

40

Tattoos and piercings

6

5

11

TOTAL

59

41

100

NOTE: The information contained in the sketched table has individuals who cut across the
different classifications. For instance, a male with a tattoo could also be using social media and
could be in skinny jeans. Therefore, the totals obtained do not indicate the total number of
observed subjects but shows the total number of observations of particular trends.


Running head: TRENDS AMONG TEENAGERS

Trends Among Teenagers
Name
Institution

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TRENDS AMONG TEENAGERS

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Trends Among Teenagers

My interest in teenagers is to observe their behavior patterns when they visit fast food
joints. The need for observation of different teenage behavior patterns led me to carry out an
observatory session for four hours in Orlando, Florida. My observation was at a Kentucky Fried
Chicken (KFC) restaurant in Orlando. The observation took four hours which was sufficient for
the collection of data. I conducted the observation on a Saturday afternoon when it was
convenient for most school-going teenagers to hang out with their friends. The observation over
the four hours allowed me to collect data from the teenagers concerning the current trends and
what most teenagers considered ‘cool.’
Teenagers have a unique behavior that involves the blind following of trends. In the
observation, I had established five trends that I wished to confirm and find out how widespread
they were. The first notable trend was the movement in groups, especially when visiting
restaurants and entertainment places. The need to identify with a social group is evident in most
teenagers. It is also observable that most teenagers do not visit fast food joints on their own. It is,
actually, a trend that the liking for fast food is triggered by the group psychology and the need to
spend time with peers. During the observation time, I managed to observe 49 teenagers g...

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