I hope the teacher will help them develop a more exclusive and exhaustive poll - this one is much too short, or is this just a trial run. (This is a quick break and I am confused, lol) What is the outcome of the study? She should ask age too so she can measure something - what does a fav actor tell her from a sample that is not defined?
It's the academic in me - this sounds like fun but not well thought out, even if it is elementary school. I would think she needs a hypothesis, for example - different age groups and genders favour certain actrors, so ppl like me (female, aged 39-49) would cite Robert Redford and Tom Cruise and someone 19-29, etc. etc. Or she could choose to study the choice of generation. GenX, Baby Boomers, Google or Nexters, Veterans (parents of Baby Boomers) and then ask them who their fav actor is.
(Linda Duxbury of U of Ottawa has a great study of the generations re human resources but her findings can be used in other studies too.)
Without structure, she will get a result that is meaningless unless she wants to present it as a sample of respondents on a web site about cats - mostly women (from what I read, not a really scientific est., lol) - and mostly younger than 40.
Anyway - I clicked Tom Cruise but I would have selected Robert Redford.
Where are the actresses?
I just think one has to account for the fact that many ppl do not even know who many of the actors or sctrsses of today are while younger ppl (in their 20's) may not know stars of my generation - like Redford, Newman, Dustin Hoffman.
She also needs to say why this is important.
Anyway - don't mind me, I teach Residents and they have to have really worthwhile hypothesies to stidy or their proposals are not approved so it's an occupational hazard! I also do enrichment with kids your daugher's age and they do some great work too - one young woman did a study on probiotics in cancer patients that was published in a leading journal so I think even at that age, research has to mean something and be done well.