*** This project is worth 20% of total grade Graded out of 100% and adjusted later. Late - remember the penalty. 5% Overall report quality ie. writing/layout/etc 90% Report: Describe & Justify all the steps listed. 5% Data gathered is included, and clear, with consent forms.
Note: Make sure you provide all the parts requested, state your assumptions, and justify all the answers.
** Do _this_ experiment, don't invent one!
** you should explain what speed you are measuring. e.g., miles per hour?? i.e., what are the units?
** You'll need two graphs at least (!) to show results
You'll need to do and describe *all* of these steps:
** You need to have an initial hypothesis (be honest!) Give the rationale for your hypothesis. Did you try some estimated data points to produce it?
** Make it clear exactly what your hypothesis is. Graphs are probably best.
** i.e., what was the process used to carry out the experiment? how was consistency maintained?
** i.e., what's the stats package and graphing tool.
** how many reading tasks per subject? how was consistency maintained? how was text selected? how much text in each task? was the user kept in mind? how did you attempt to avoid learning?
** what variations to actually make. We MUST see rationale.
** why that number?
** how controlled? who was eliminated and why?
** the pages of text actually used (web?) design decisions?
** how did that go? any problems & corrections needed?
** what was found out and why?
** This must be done. I'll accept "reasonable" electronic evidence.
** how was consistency maintained?
** how controlled? how was speed determined? how was comprehension determined?
** do stats look right? interesting?
** graphed properly? both metrics?
** done properly? significance?
** graphed properly? include evidence for calculation
** diagramed well? - actual speed against which they thought was fastest. - their preference against comprehension.
** was it meaningful? good? strange? enough data? were hypotheses confirmed?
** If anyone claims that there aren't any errors, then they're wrong! But what errors and why?
dcb at cs wpi edu / Thu Mar 23 14:49:36 EDT 2017