Using CogLab, complete the serial position experiment and create a report on the experiment.
In your report, write a brief introduction explaining what the serial position effect is. In addition, include some representative researches on this effect. Next, in the Methods section, describe the process that you followed to complete the experiment, including a description of the materials used and the stimuli. Make sure to include enough information so that others can also perform the same experiment successfully.
Finally, describe the experimental results. In addition, determine if the experiment showed primacy and recency effects. Provide a rationale to support your answer. Summarize your report, including answers to the following questions:
- Were the results in accordance with your expectation? Provide a rationale to support your answer.
- Did anything about the experiment surprise you? If yes, what?
- What factors would influence the results of the serial position experiment?