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project-memory1 - Psychology Project Memory Hypothesis If...

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Psychology Project: Memory Hypothesis: If some people have their memory tested visually, and some have it tested acoustically, those who were tested acoustically will have a higher score because people encode information better acoustically than visually. Variables: Independent – visual vs. acoustic Dependent – memory test score (number of items correctly remembered) Controls – same words in same order, same procedure Procedure: 1. Use randomization to pick subject 2. explain experiment 3. For every odd numbered subject, test visually 4. for every even, test acoustically 5. say/show the word (depending on which test), wait three seconds, then move onto next word 6. continue until do all 20 words 7. wait 10 seconds 8. give people note card + pen/pencil to write words on 9. count and record score a. accept words that are close (ex. knife instead of knives) 10. record person’s approximate age group and gender and whether it was acoustic/visual Words: Sweet, bake, fork, bitter, fork, chop, oven, pots, pans, microwave, stove, toaster, fork, knives, dish, blend, penguin, salt, pepper, spicy
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