Title

The Effect of Clothing on Test Taking Abilities

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Written Paper Award

2nd Place

Abstract

The purpose of this experimental research project is to determine if the type of clothing being worn has a correlation to test taking abilities. The investigation started out by reading Predictably Irrational and then researching questions to use on the test that the subjects would take. The researcher then wrote down the questions and created the test. Next the researcher printed out the tests and created consent forms. The researcher gave the consent forms to the subjects that would be taking the test and then received the consent forms back. The researcher then told the subjects what to wear (fancy or casual clothing). Then she had the subjects come into a room, and they were handed a test. They had no time limit when taking the test. The subjects turned in the test, and the researcher then corrected their tests. Then, the researcher had the same test subjects take the test again but in a different outfit than what they wore the first time. The researcher repeated the same steps that were done before. The researcher then looked at the correlation between the test results regarding fancy and casual clothing. The researcher repeated the experiment with different people in each group for a total of three trials. Lastly, the researcher thanked the subjects that participated in the experiment. The results concluded that there was no correlation between fancy and casual clothing. In conclusion, when taking tests, it does not matter what people wear; people will get the same test results.

Location

Founders Hall 251 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 8:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 8:45 AM

The Effect of Clothing on Test Taking Abilities

Founders Hall 251 B

The purpose of this experimental research project is to determine if the type of clothing being worn has a correlation to test taking abilities. The investigation started out by reading Predictably Irrational and then researching questions to use on the test that the subjects would take. The researcher then wrote down the questions and created the test. Next the researcher printed out the tests and created consent forms. The researcher gave the consent forms to the subjects that would be taking the test and then received the consent forms back. The researcher then told the subjects what to wear (fancy or casual clothing). Then she had the subjects come into a room, and they were handed a test. They had no time limit when taking the test. The subjects turned in the test, and the researcher then corrected their tests. Then, the researcher had the same test subjects take the test again but in a different outfit than what they wore the first time. The researcher repeated the same steps that were done before. The researcher then looked at the correlation between the test results regarding fancy and casual clothing. The researcher repeated the experiment with different people in each group for a total of three trials. Lastly, the researcher thanked the subjects that participated in the experiment. The results concluded that there was no correlation between fancy and casual clothing. In conclusion, when taking tests, it does not matter what people wear; people will get the same test results.