Texting while driving.docx - Daniel Washington Cognitive Psychology PSYC 1400 Texting while driving experiment 2 For this experiment the experimenters

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Daniel Washington 9/21/2015 Cognitive Psychology PSYC 1400 Texting while driving experiment 2. For this experiment, the experimenters wanted to compare college students’ driving performance while using speech-based text entries to their performance while using handheld text entries. Their method of orchestrating this comparison was recruiting thirty five college-age participants from Wichita State University that owned a touch screen smartphone, splitting them up into task conditions, and assessing their driving behavior through car following and lane keeping. 2b. The overarching question is, is hands-free cell phone use a better alternative for communicating while driving than holding a cellphone while driving? 2c. The independent variables were handheld texting and speech-based texting and the dependent variable was driving performance. 2d. This experimental design is a between subjects design because the 35 participants in the study are being placed into more than two groups and are being tested for different criteria. The
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