eLearning Challenge - Data Consolidation by Sandy Khoo (8)

Information required:
Neighbourhood: Yishun 
Name of Road/ Street : Yishun Ring Road
Bus Stop number : 59311
Bus-stop Name : Yishun Ring Road B26
Time Started : 11.10am
Time Ended : 12.30am

Buses Available: 558,812,1N,NR1


The Data Collection:

Based on your observation, what is the profile of the commuters during on a typical Friday, between 11.00 am to 12.30 pm? 
They are mostly adults or senior citizens.

What are the challenges you faced during the data collection period?
I think it will be that the buses come and go really fast as no one was boarding the bus, causing me to not take too many pictures of the bus arriving. Also, the bus drivers was also looking at me with that suspicious look on their faces as I was alone in the bus-stop but not boarding an buses.(Can I call that a challenge?) The weather was also very hot. 

If you were given a 2nd chance to capture data again, suggest at least ONE way to improve the process.
I think I will prepare my camera before-hand so that I'm ready to take pictures when the bus comes.


  1. From your data, there seemed to be very few people 'hanging' around at the bus stop, am I right to infer that the residential area is not that populated (e.g. there isn't much flats around).

    Now, based on the observations you indicated in the table, would you be able to make more inferences? E.g. Could you tell us more about the adults/ senior citizens. They seem to 'appear' only at a certain time. Guess where they are heading to?

    About the challenges, indeed, definitely it's a challenge to take photos of oncoming buses, that's why we only asked for a picture of the bus-stop to tell us the location of your data collection. Timing would be more important in this case as we wanted to figure out how regular and frequent the bus services were :)

  2. The residential area is mostly HDB Blocks. However, not many people took buses from this bus-stop has it only have 4 services. Most people took buses from the Bus Interchange.