Essay on The Effect Of Media Use On Word Recall

1139 Words Dec 8th, 2015 5 Pages
A 3 (music condition) x 3 (internet condition) mixed analysis of variance (ANOVA) was run on word recall. The means, standard deviations, and n are presented in table 1. The Three-Factor mixed ANOVA revealed no significant interaction.
A 2 (typically listen to music while studying) x 2 (typically use media while studying) between subjects ANOVA was preformed on total word recall. The means, standard deviations, and n are presented in table 2. The 2 factor analysis revealed a significant main effect for media use while studying on word recall, F(1, 36)= 5.151, p=.029, η2= .154. Participants who typically use media while studying yielded higher recall of words (M=37.964, SD=2.604), than the participants who did not typically use media while studying (M=28.286, SD=2.837). There was no significant effect between typically studying with music. There was also no significant interaction between music and media found.
First to interpret the results, we will refer back to our three original hypotheses. Hypothesis one: memory of words will be significantly greater in the YouTube condition than in Facebook and Instagram. Hypothesis two: students that reported they listen to music while studying will have higher retention of words in the music conditions than the participants that said they do not listen to music. Hypothesis three: persons who use SNS more frequently will be more affected by this break of SNS and therefore, yield significantly lower memory of words…

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