By: Shivani Bangalore and Tara Park 6
Type of Experiment:
Parts of the Experiment:
2 factors held constant: none
The recorded data showed that women had the tendency to look in the mirror more frequently than men did. As stated in the hypothesis, it was predicted that females would look in the mirror more than males, which was evidently true. From the data constructed in the experiment, it is clear the females tend to look in the mirror more often. Although there may be some statistical errors regarding the recorded data from the subjects, there is still proof that females are dominant on physical appearance focus. An article regarding the construction of gender states that men are more focused on looking at women rather than themselves. However women are perceived to look at themselves or be watched by others. Gender customs play a crucial role in the habits of the two categories; furthermore, these customs affect the data of this experiment. The factors of physical appearance and social disposition result in the number of times that one spends on him/herself daily. There was a clear dominance of female mirror number due to factors of habit. The questionnaire included questions that could have related such as: makeup application, amount of time spent on appearance, clothing choice etc. From these factors it is concluded that females do take more time on themselves each day, thus concluding that gender does affect how many times a day one looks in the mirror.