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Title: Music%20


1
Music Memory
  • Judit, Sweta, Fiona, Laura, Floris

2
Some Questions
  • Is studying with music bad?
  • Does it make any difference whether you listen
    to, for instance, rock or classical music?

3
Outline
  • Introduction
  • Research Questions
  • Hypotheses
  • Experiment
  • Results
  • Conclusion

4
Research Questions
  • What is the influence of music on short-term
    memory?
  • What is the influence of music preference?
  • i.e. Is there an interaction?

5
Operationalisations Definitions
  • Classical Non-modern non-vocal classical music.
  • Rock Non-vocal.
  • Short Term Memory The number of Hungarian words
    of which the English translation can be learned
    in a specified amount of time.

6
Experiment
Learn 20 Words 4 min. Make test (mixed Words) 2
min.
2x
7
Hypotheses
  • The people studying with classical music will do
    better than the people with rock music.
  • People will perform better when listening to the
    music they prefer.

8
Something went wrong
  • Rock group insufficiently instructed
  • Learned the Hungarian spellings
  • Therefore lower score on pretest.
  • Experiment repeated, Subjects deleted Groups
    merged
  • Tests revealed no significant difference between
    the first group (properly instructed part of it)
    and the second.

9
Results I
PreTest
PostTest
Average Difference Per Subject
10
Results II
  • Interaction Preference Group

rock
classical
Significance .234
11
Results III
  • Interaction Pref DifferencePre-Post

classical
rock
Significance .367
12
Results III
  • Difference in Performance

Significance .166
13
Conclusions
  • No significant effects were found.
  • Possible reason Group size was small.
  • Except for instruction effect.

14
The End
  • Questions?

15
Backup Results
Test Performance
Group Rock Class. Rock Class.
Pref. Rock Classical
16
Back-Up I
Group Rock Class. Rock Class.
Pref. Rock Classical
17
Back-Up II
18
Back-Up III
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Back-Up IV
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Back-Up V
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Back-Up VI
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Back-Up VII
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