1. Our first step was to create the tests to be given to the volunteers. We created seven similar tests to be copied onto the six colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet) and also white. White was included as a pre-test, to ensure the volunteers understood the organization of the tests as to not affect the testings of the colored paper.
Each test was one page (front and back) long and were divided into two sections: "Elementary Operations" & "Sequences, Series, and Logic". For a sample of each section, choose a section to view from the list below. (Please allow a moment to load)
2. Subsequently, we needed volunteers to complete the tests. We were able to recruit eighty-seven volunteers to take the tests.
3. Our next task was to make distributable copies of the tests. We required 87 copies of each colored test for a total of 609 tests.
4. We now needed to conduct the testings. Each of our volunteers completed one test per week, given a ten minute time limit, over a span of seven weeks, with missed tests being taken outside of that period in intervals of one week.
5. Next, we corrected all of the written tests and graphed each individual volunteer’s results. After that was calculated, we graphed the final results of each color.