Project 9 – Week 8

Rise to your Ability the scavenger hunt. For my scavenger hunt all together there are 12 subjects. There will be 4 subjects in each group which means all together there will be 3 groups. They were recruited in a shelter by taking a 2 question survey. One questionscavengerhunt was asked if they would like to participate in the study and the next question is how long they were homeless for. This was just a way of getting their consent and if they said yes then they was placed in a group which best fit they level of homelessness. The age group is 18 to 30 years of aged. There gender, race or ethnicity does not matter in this study. The experimental group will be the groups that will be playing the game and the control group would not be playing the game. Subjects were assigned to their conditions based on their type of homelessness which are new entry, chronic and episodic. The subjects demographics were determine on the amount of time they was homeless for.

This game was presented to homeless people that live in a shelter. They were measured on their types of homelessness and how well they did on their skills performance from a scale of 1-10. In the scale 10 would be extremely good and 1 would be extremely bad. The conditions I created were 3 groups. The chronic, episodic and new entry group. Each group has 4 people each and they have to work together to play the game. Each subject was asked to perform a task which would develop or enhance a skill that can help them find a job. They also have to exchange cards with people to receive things that can help them. In order to play the game, the game director well explain how to play the game to the subjects. He do this by reading them basic instructions on how to play the game. This game is really simple so it should be hard to play.

I collected my data from 3 people tThe-judges-600x450hat i assigned to take score. Each person is assigned to one group. Their job is to rate the subjects from a scale of 1-10 based on how well they performed the still asked. I didn’t have an opportunity to test my subjects on people that live in a shelter but I tested it on my friends. The outcome of the game was great. Some of my friends did well on all the skills that were asked. I believe I should have made at least 2 of my task hard so that it can give them a challenge. They did so well on the task that I think my game was too easy. Most of the subjects scored an 8 or better and most of them took two minutes to complete the task. When I compared my results with the control group I find that the people that played the game did good. I believe they did better because they show an effort that they want to do better than the people that didn’t do anything at all.

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About Robert O. Duncan

I'm an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences at City University of New York, with joint appointments in Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. I also have an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at New York University. My research interests include cognitive neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging, glaucoma, neurodegenerative disorders, attention, learning, memory, educational technology, pedagogy, and developing games for education.

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