My task during this statistics coursework is to gather relevant
information regarding the memories of people with regard to many
different factors. I shall need to create numerous hypotheses that are
sensible and are practical to carry out, get information relevant to
the hypotheses and present the data in different methods which are
relevant to the experiment.
My primary hypothesis is that pictures are easier to memorise than
words, and words are easier to memorise rather than numbers. I have
come to this prediction as I personally find pictures easier to
remember because you can relate it to something and it is visual,
visual objects are said to be easier to memorise. Secondly words are
easier to memorise than numbers because words can be easily related to
ones thinking and therefore people can remember them easily while
numbers are harder to relate.
However all this is based on what
technique an individual uses to memorise things.
My secondary hypothesis is that females have better memories than men,
I have decided to test this as this is what most women stereotype,
especially after they are married the husband I always the one
forgetting everyone while the wife remembers every single detail even
the tiniest thing such as their anniversary.
My third Hypothesis is that memory declines as a person becomes older,
I have based this theory on that the younger members of the family
remember my birthday but the older ones as they get older begin to
forget, and because they forget when you remind them you get double
the present. So I am testing this theory to see if my free wealth is
going to increase as I get older or decrease.
How will I test my hypothesis?
I will test my hypothesis in this question firstly by using the
secondary evidence which will be provided to me via my mediocre
school. This is a survey testing both males and females in years 7,
10, and 12.
They will be tested on their memory of pictures, words and