In the article summary of Music and Spatial plesase, respond to the following questions:
• State the research hypothesis in your own words. Identify the independent and dependent variables.
• What were some variables the researchers controlled in their study? Why was this necessary?
• What evidence do the researchers offer as a test of their hypothesis? Is this evidence empirical (observable)? Is it valid?
• What explanation do the researchers offer for their findings? Does the evidence justify this explanation?
Based on the readings of Mozarteffect, respond to the following:
•Do you think there is any merit in the study (Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky, 1993)? Give three reasons for your position.
•Does the study take individual differences in spatial ability into account? Explain your answer.
•What are two ways in which the experiment could be modified to make the results more generalizable?