MethodologyDesignThe to withdraw any time they liked to.Participants24

MethodologyDesignThe Research Method used was a laboratory Experiment. The experimental design used was independent measures. Type of data collected was nominal and was presented in the form of descriptive and inferential data.Independent measures were used because it allows the independent variables to effectively have an effect the dependent variable. The variable altered was the rate at which the words were presented. The controls were the no. of words, repetition and the interval; referring the number of times words were presented. All the participants were given an interval of 15 seconds, referring to the time a participant views a blank screen was given before producing recollected words on a paper. Then they were given a time frame of 2 minutes to note down the words recalled. Twenty words were presented, making sure there were no connections of the words with the surroundings. All the words on the list were one syllable, consisting of the 5 letters so that each word takes up the same amount of capacity as longer words might need more capacity of the memory than the shorter ones. All the words presented were commonly used words in daily life, ensuring they were not difficult to be recalled. Participants were shown the words on a projector in the same order. The independent variables were the rate of the presentation and the serial position of the 20 words on the list. The beginning (primacy section), intermediate and the ending(recency section) of the list all consisted of 7 words. ┬áThe dependent variable was the number of the words recalled from the Primacy- Recency section. To ensure that ethical considerations were followed throughout the experiment, the following items were considered. Informed consent was taken from the participants and parental consent from the participants below the age of 16. The debriefing was conducted after the completion of the experiment by providing an explanation of the aim of the study and the results, once the data analysis was completed. The participants were protected from harm, and their information was kept confidential. The participants were also given the right to withdraw any time they liked to.Participants24 participants were gathered from opportunity sample referring to whoever was available during the time of the experiment, as it was a quicker and a more efficient way to gather participants. The target population was multicultural high school students of an international school in Bangkok ranging from ages 15 to 18 years. Participants were randomly allocated to experimental and control groups, each group consisting of 12 participants, provided with different conditions. No student having a prior knowledge of psychology was allowed to participate in the experiment, hence the experiment was unbiased. (fluency in English to be seen), (no. of males and females).Materials Participants Informed consent forms Debriefing sheet Standardised instructions for participants PaperPensA quiet roomA stopwatchWord list LaptopProjectorProcedures ┬áParticipants consent forms were collected and all the 24 participants to be able to participate in the experiment. Participants under the age of 18 were provided with parental consent forms to show the approval of the parents for their child’s involvement. The participants were randomly allocated to the experimental and the control groups, both containing 12 participants each. All the participants were asked about their ages and fluency in English. Before starting the experiment, all the participants were given standardized instructions. Both groups were shown a list of 20 words on the laptop screen. The experimental groups were divided into 3 groups. For experimental groups, the Rate was kept at 1S, 2S, and 3S where S consisted of 3 seconds. Intervals were kept constant at 15 seconds. Each group in an experimental group consisted of 4 participants. For the control group, the rate was kept at a rate of 1S with a 15-second interval. During the interval, the Brown-Peterson technique was used. There were 12 participants in the control group. After an interval of 15 seconds, all the participants were immediately asked to write down the words they could recall in any order within a 2-minute time frame. The papers were collected after the 2-minute frame. After conducting the experiment, participants were debriefed. Once the data was analyzed, the participants were informed about the results.