2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Assessing RNG and RLG Methodologies within a Working-Memory Task
Audra M. Schickler*, Jennifer M. Brown, Abigail M. Nehrkorn, and Gail I. Harmata
Dr. David B. Conner, Faculty Mentor

This study investigated random generation, a measure of working memory, and compared use of letters versus numbers, effects of availability of visual stimuli, and time taken to complete several task. Our goal was to determine if RNG methodology and participants tendencies to fall behind a set tone have a significant effect on ones ability to generate random numbers. Our hypotheses are that participants whose responses dont match the rate of the tone, those who use letters instead of numbers, and those who did versus did not have access to visual stimuli will have significant differences both within and across random generation scores. Values at 100 items verses 100 seconds will be compared and analyzed using a 2X2X2 mixed factorial ANOVA design with accuracy, presence/ absence of visual stimuli, and letters or numbers as independent variables and RNG score as the primary dependent variable, and reported at the conference.

Keywords: Random number generation, Random letter generation, Working memory, Research methodology, Short-term memory

Topic(s):Psychology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 800-6
Location: Georgian Room - SUB
Time: 3:30

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