Aim: Whether context affects perception
- 64 students were shown visual scenes, like a kitchen for 2 seconds
- They were then briefly shown an object and asked to identify it
- They were either shown an appropriate context+object
- Inappropriate context+similar object
- Inappropriate context+different object
- No Context at all
Results: Participants correctly identified the most objects after seeing an appropriate context and least after seeing an inappropriate context.
Conclusion: Context affects perception
- Each participant saw the context for the same amount of time, hence improving accuracy of the experiment.
- Participants were give instructions so they knew exactly what they had to do
- Participants were told what they had to be doing, they may have tried harder
- Some data couldn't be used, meaning there was less results