sages research proposal midterm

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Patel 1 Abstract The purpose of this experiment is to observe the effect of music on a basketball player’s shooting percentage. The experiment will be conducted on 25 volunteers with previous basketball experience. The shooting percentage of each individual player will be measured three separate times; once with no music, once while listening to a song provided by the research staff, and once while listening to music of the subject’s choice. The results of this experiment will show whether players’ shots are positively or negatively affected by music. Furthermore, the results will also show if preferred music has a different effect than compulsory music. The first hypothesis of this experiment is that participants will perform better in the rounds with music than in the rounds without music. The second hypothesis of this experiment is that participants will perform better in the round in which they choose their own music than in the round in which music is provided. Related Studies Other researchers have carried out experiments with similar hypotheses and parameters. For example, in 2008, Rendi, Szabo, and Szabo conducted a study in which they tested the effect of both slow and fast paced music on rowers as they rowed sprints. The rowers’ overall time was the shortest while listening to fast paced music, however, the run with slow paced music also produced a shorter time than the run with no music. The number of strokes per minute also increased when rowers listened to fast tempo music. The following table shows the raw data of the experiment:
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Patel 2 The final conclusion of the experiment was that all music improved the rowers’ performance. Additionally, music with a fast tempo improved performance even more so
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2010 for the course EMAE 172 taught by Professor Jimdrake during the Spring '09 term at Case Western.

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