Activity #5 – Color Priming ANOVA

Activity #5 – Color Priming ANOVA

Research indicates that the color red is perceived as a threatening color can cause people to pause or slow down when they see it (like a red stoplight). Imagine a researcher wants to test this idea. He has participants solve ten math problems that happen to be written in either red ink, black ink, or green ink in a five minute period (there are 20 participants per condition). Participants can solve between 0 and 10 math problems (e.g. 345 X 8 = ____) in five minutes.

Here are the conditions:

Condition 1: Red Ink Condition 2: Black Ink Condition 3: Green Ink



1). What is the correct statistical test to run (yes, it is an ANOVA – that’s easy! But what kind of ANOVA should you run (One Way, Independent, Dependent, Factorial, etc.)? Why?





2). What steps would you take if the ANOVA is significant? What steps would you take if the ANOVA is not significant?



3) What would be the adjusted  level for your Post hoc tests?





4) Interpret the test and write up your findings below in APA format as you would see it in an empirical research article:

We ran an independent one way ANOVA with ___________ (red, black, or green) as our independent variable and _________________________ as our dependent variable. The test outcome was __________, F(__,__) = _____, p ____. Post hoc tests with Bonferroni’s correction showed that participants completed _________math problems in the _______ ink condition (M = _____, SD = ____) than the _______ ink (M = ______, SD = ______) and ______ ink (M = ____, SD = ____) conditions, though the ________ and ______ink conditions did not differ from each other.