Analysis Of Homogenous Rooms
First, and one of the most interesting things we can actually see, when using a scale of 1-10, as we did in a few of our questions, people often did not use five to mean an average. Instead they would often use 7, as the average for a group. This is an interesting finding, and we tried to take it into account later in the analysis. You can tell this is true, because in many cases where people would speak of their roommates as being average, they would put a 7, instead of the expected five. While this is not universally true it was consistently happening, and so some of the numbered scales that were used might have mixed data from people who used five as the average of a group, and others who used seven. We believe that this seven as a mean comes from the school culture that they are in - where 70% (or 7/10) is supposed to be an average grade, and below that score is below average.
Overall opinions of roommates were all within the range of 7-10. Taking into account the changed mean we …show more content…
Nor did we find any other trends like roommate rating or seeing if their room was a good place to study. Overall, we found no notable trends due to found, and both heterogenous and homogenous rooms were equally stressed. Our predictions were based off the fact of how prevalent stigma was, as discussed in class, and assumed that there would be a stigmatization occurring between roommates in a heterogenous room and thus increasing tension. At first, we thought this somewhat contradicted what we learned in class, but then we saw that this is consistent with what Lar, et al., 2015 found. As they noted that as people grew accustomed to other races, implying that there would be less stress involved, so having a mixed room not increase in stress follows their