You have a choice in how you approach this Research Report. First read the project instructions, then complete this discussion.
Your hypothesis and topic determines what you choose to analyze. You could be interested in reaction time and age so you analyze the three tasks’ results by age.
You may be interested in gender differences or even gender by age differences.
You may be interested in something else, like if the participant was an athlete or not. You can create a new variable in the Research Report data and put a 1 if the participant was an athlete and a 0 if not. Then you can analyze the data by that grouping (see video).
You could make up a new variable for how many drinks the participant had prior to doing the lab. You could see if there was a correlation between the number of drinks and the time they spent on the lab.
Your choice! Compose your response to this discussion with your name as the subject. Describe your research idea and topic and what your hypothesis is. Also tell me how you plan (or think you might plan) to analyze the data. It’s OK if you are not sure about this – we will discuss it and I will give you some guidance if necessary.
For example: my research idea is about whether age correlates to reaction time. I am only going to use task 1. My hypothesis is that as people get older, their reaction time increases, they get slower. I will set up the data in two columns and run a Pearson correlation of time by age using SPSS. This is a very simple example – I expect your idea to be a little more interesting!
Note. There were three tasks in the lab: 1) simple reaction time task, 2) a go/no go reaction task, and 3) a choice reaction time task. You only need to pick one, but can use more than one.
Also, please use at least 50 subjects in each group.
Online Psychology Lab – Reaction TimeDiscussion Topic Overdue – March 18 at 11:59 PM Starts Mar 12, 2018 12:00 AM
To earn credit for participating in this discussion, compose your response with your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME as the “subject” and then include your user ID once you have completed your participation.
The Online Psychological Laboratory (OPL) will be used for the Research Report and Research Poster. For the research report and poster you will use the data set provided by me. Doing this online experiment allows you to experience the experiment so you are familiar with the procedures. You will need these details when you write your report.
You will do this experiment so you have an idea of what it is, how it works and what your participants went through. The data you will actually analyze for your project will be given to you by me.
The lab is found at OPL
Use class ID 6341
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