The test will only take a couple of minutes to complete, here is how it is going to work:
1st: put your age and gender into the given space.
2nd: you will be given a number from 1 to 50
3rd: numbers will come up onto the screen in ascending order.
4th: place your number down when you feel the time is right, so that your number fits in with the ascending order of the numbers played previously.
You will do this by finding something to count the seconds in between the numbers for you. This would skewer the data from the experiment, as the results given would not be perception of time, which is what this test is trying to measure.
The numbers that come onto the screen in ascending order will have certain time intervals between them, for example 5 seconds. When you place your number down, you have been either subconsciously or consciously counting the time that passes between each interval, meaning that when you place your number down is when you think it is going to come in the order. The test will time how long it takes you to place that number down. Then, by comparing your results with a variety of other from different ages and genders, the test will show whether you have a fast or slow perception of time. The results can then be compared to other people in different age groups to see if perception of time is impacted by age, or by other factors.
For my Personal Project at the British International School of Stavanger, I decided to make a test that will be able to measure individuals perceptions of time. I chose to do this because I find it interesting how something so constant in our lives can also change based off our age, and sometimes even our gender. All the results from this test will be analysed, and from it I should be able to group different ages based on their average perception of time. From the data, I will be able to draw conclusions that will go towards my final write up.