Finals project
posted Saturday June 15th @ 2:00pm

If you want to take the test, click here.

For people with more than twenty minutes to spare:
This project report, in a much longer form, is available to download here.

For those with a short attention span:
I will assume that those reading this are familiar with the test as it stands. The concept behind it was that the six symbols were always associated with the same keys (believe it or not) but the coloured shapes changed. There were three conditions pertaining to the shapes: ordered, random, and none.

Results showed that there was practically no significant effect (i.e. less than 5% chance the small differences were random) between these conditions but did however show that:


Square marks mean, bars show spread of 97% of results

Conclusion:
Participants taken as one group showed consistent and significant reduction in errors between all four stages of the learning and test.



Square marks mean, bars show spread of 97% of results

Conclusion:
Participants taken as one group showed significant improvement of "time between presentation and hitting correct key" between learning phases 2 and 3.



Each of the five components above is a randomly generated "factor", which corellates to an extent with one or more of the results groups listed down the sides. The numbers show how much corellation there is in each case. Two groups corellating with the same factor will corellate with each other as well.

Conclusion:
Slow phase A led to a quick phase C, and vice versa. So if you took it slowly at first, you did better later on. Also, those who were slow on phase B were much quicker in the C and test phases. Strangely, the A/B and C/T grouping shows up again, but only for error rate, rather than time.

Not exactly thrilling, is it? There was more in the report, but I got bored and wandered off to watch TV with a hamburger.

If you want to take the test, click here.

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