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Music-Does it Improve your focus?

This presentation will explain how listening to music while you work improves or dose not improve your productivity in the workplace.

Kyle Duffy

on 12 February 2010

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Transcript of Music-Does it Improve your focus?

Music-Does it Improve your focus? Problem: Hypothesis: Background Materials LIst: Will listening to music help a teens focus
when playing a game that envoves focus? If you listen to music while doing a focus activity then it will improve your results because listening to music puts your brain into a mode where it wants to be productive and that will improve a persons focus. 1. computer
2. ipod
3. pencil
4. paper
5. student test subject Procedure:
1.gather all materials needed for the experiment
2.pick a song that is relatively mellow (preferably on an i pod)
3.now log on to computer and pick a focus game, by searching focus games on the computer and choosing a game from the many options listed
4.once you have picked a focus game, ask at least eight human test subjects, politely, if they can take part in your experiment
5.now get your human test subjects ready to participate in your experiment
6.the first time through the test subjects do not listen to music
7.tell the first test subject to start their focus game when you tap their shoulder
8.when the test subject messes or screws up tap their shoulder to signal they are done with their experiment
9.now repeat steps 6-8, but this time make sure the test subjects are listening to music from an i pod (make sure you have the same test subjects when you are testing with and without music)
10.now record your results in tables graphs etc.
11.then make conclusions from your results
12.now communicate with the community what your results show Music has the power to do a lot. You can dance to it, you can sing to it, you can work to it and it can change your mood. Music can change your mood state from a sad one to a state that wants you to increase your work productivity. Actually, an “old wives tale” is that music can improve the focus. I was interested in finding out if this “old wives tale” was true so I decided to conduct an expeirement and analyze the results. A term you need to be familiar with before you move on is an i-pod. An i-pod is music in your pocket. It’s a music device that is portable so you can cary it wherever you go. So, instead of having to keep track of all your CDs, you have all your CDs basically in your pocket. The i-pod was a product created by Apple and there are many different versions available.
Conclusion: My hypothesis, that If teens listen to music then it will improve their focus because music has tendencies to change moods was proven incorrect. The mean score for teens playing the focus game without music was 56, while the mean score for people with music was 38. A couple observations I made were that some people were getting distracted listening to the music. Also, some people didn’t like the music. Although, one person did make a comment that it made it easier with music. One of the major flaws in our expeirement was that an old guy walked in and disturbed our test during one of the trials. If I were to do this expeirement again I would do it with a different song because the song selection, Lean On Me, wasn’t shown any love. Also it would be in a confined room with no one else in it. I thought while doing are expeirement that some test subjects were getting board with the game. Overall though, I have come up with the conclusion that this expeirement was proven busted.
Independent variable-students listening to music while they play the focus game

Dependent variable-does focus improve a teens focus

Controls-students playing focus game without listening to music
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