# Evaluation Of A Convenience Sample Of 40 Participants ( 20 Men )

1033 WordsApr 25, 20175 Pages
Method Participants A convenience sample of 40 participants (20 women, 20 men) was used as part of this study. These participants varied from the ages 18-45, in which both groups when combined had an average age of (M=28.45). Demographics for all participants were based on age, sex, and ethnicity. Participants were tested in two different groups in which there were 20 subjects in each group. Ten females and ten males participated in one group and the other ten males and ten females were put into the second groups. Materials The specific tools that were provided to the participants are as follows: pen, paper, and a set of ten digits on a white piece of paper that was printed out from a PC. A timer was used to measure the amount of…show more content…
The seconds section of analyzes did show a higher average (M = 3.600, SD = 2.45) then the gender section (M = .400, SD = 2.45). (See Table 1) Test Scoring Incorrect Numbers A two way between subjects ANOVA was conducted to assess the effectiveness in memorizing numbers incorrectly between genders. The effects of gender F(1, 40) = .070, p > .05, and seconds F(1, 40) = .633, p > .05, was found that there was not a significant effect. A mixed factorial ANOVA showed an interaction that was significant F(1, 40) = 4.50, p .05. Participants in all age groups scored similar correct numbers. Discussions By conducting a short-term memory game to determine if females or males had better short-term memory, it has been analyzed that there was no significance between them. Therefore, the hypotheses that females had better short-term memory was not supported by these analyzes. Females were expected to memorize most of the numbers in the digit span than males. As for the results, females and males in both groups had similar scores when writing down the amount of correct numbers that they had memorized. Time constraint also showed no great significance between groups. In addition, results were recorded as follows: any missing numbers were marked as incorrectly and were not marked as missing value. Moreover, even though these results did show many differences between genders, it can be applied in various