Scientific Questionnaire

By: Shivani Bangalore and Tara Park 6

Question:

Does gender affect the amount of times one looks in the mirror everyday?

Hypothesis:

If tested the number of times one looks in the mirror, then females will have a higher percentage.

Type of Experiment:

This is a Comparative Experiment. Male and Females are being tested to see if their gender effects a dependent variable in the experiment, therefore making this test comparative.

Parts of the Experiment:

DV: the amount of times one looks in the mirror

IV: gender

Control: none

Constant: gender

2 factors held constant: none

Data Table

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Bar Graph

Range Bar Error Graph
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Mean and SEM Bar Graph
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Analysis:

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.

Conclusion:

After the experiment was conducted, the results showed that the amount of times females looked in the mirror was higher than the amount of times males looked in the mirror. With this, a conclusion was made, females cared about their appearance more thus causing them to look in the mirror more.

Sources of inaccuracies and errors:

Our data may not have been accurate as our subjects could have given us false information about the number of times they look in the mirror per day. It could be possible that the subjects don't keep track of the number of times they look in the mirror, causing them to give an inaccurate estimate.

Bibliography

-"Social Construction of Gender." Social Construction of Gender. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2015.