Homework 3 - Homework 3 Stephanie Leath Method Participants...

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Homework 3 Stephanie Leath October 12, 2009 Method Participants There were 42 people in this study, 12 males and 30 females. The age of the participants ranged from 20 – 60 years old where the average age of the participants was about 26 to 27 years old. The vision of the participants was documented, 20 participants had corrected vision, 22 participants had no visual correction. The participants were enlisted for the study because they were in undergraduate psychology lab classes and participated for class credit. Materials The experiment was done on a computer with a feature analysis program. The participants were using dell computers to perform the experiment with 15-inch flat screen monitors. Each participant was shown a set of letter pairs, similar and different. Some examples of what similar letter pairs were used are: CG, NM, EF, and OQ. Some examples of different letter pairs that were used are: XM, CT, CX, and RH. The letters were shown in Times New Roman font at size 22 and were centered on the screens of each participant. Each participant was shown a cross before each trial during the experiment. There were directions given to each participant before the experiment began which explained what the experiment entailed. There were 96 trials performed with each participant with 10 practice trials for a total of 106 trials for each person. The participants were to push the letter “c” with their index finger of their left hand for “same” letter pairs, and “<” with their index finger of their right hand for “different” letter pairs. Participants were to hit the space bar with their thumb to start the trials. Tables of the participants’ data were compiled through the computer programs Excel and SPSS to analyze and
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interpret the results. Procedure
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