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The Numbers Memory Test

Welcome to "The Numbers Memory Test.” Scientists sometimes distinguish between two general types of thinking – quantitative and qualitative. This web-based experiment is focused on memory and, more specifically, how making qualitative judgments influences quantitative memory. After filling out some preliminary questions, you will be asked to try to remember a number – and then you will be given a scenario after which you will respond to a few questions calling for qualitative responses. At the end of the test, you will then be asked to recollect the number, as best you can.

* 1. Consent Form

Before taking part in this study, please read the consent form on the next page and click on the "I Agree" button at the bottom of the page if you understand the statements and freely consent to participate in the study.

This study involves a web-based experiment designed to better understand how well people can remember quantitative information when confronted with qualitative information and questions. The study is being conducted by a student at Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts and has been approved by the Lexington High School Human Subjects Review Board.

The study involves no risk to participants, and participation is anonymous and should take subjects no longer than 10 minutes.

Participants begin by answering a few basic demographic questions about their sex, age, political affiliation, and so on.

Participants are then shown a number which they are asked to memorize (without writing down) in less than 20 seconds.

Participants will then be asked to read two passages (that have nothing to do with that number) and answer a series of questions about each of those passages.

Finally, participants will be asked to recall the number that they attempted to memorize.

All responses are treated as confidential, and in no case will responses from individual participants be identified. Rather, all data will be pooled and published in aggregate form only. Participants should be aware, however, that the experiment is not being run from a "secure" https server of the kind typically used to handle credit card transactions, so there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorized third parties (e.g., computer hackers).

Many individuals find participation in this study enjoyable, and no adverse reactions have been reported thus far. There is monetary compensation or potential prizes for participating in this experiment. Participation is voluntary, and participants may withdraw from the study at any time.

If participants have further questions about this study or their rights, or if they wish to lodge a complaint or concern, they may contact the principal investigator at Upstrm@gmail.com.

If you are 18 years of age or older, understand the statements above, and freely consent to participate in the study, click on the "I Agree" button to begin the experiment.