Getting Out of the Laboratory to Make Experiments Real: Can Sports Fans Influence Muay Thai Judges?

Myers, Tony D. (2017) Getting Out of the Laboratory to Make Experiments Real: Can Sports Fans Influence Muay Thai Judges? Frontiers for Young Minds, 5 (13). ISSN 2296-6846

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3389/frym.2017.00013

Abstract

To find out if one thing actually causes another, carefully controlled experiments are needed. Experiments usually take place in a laboratory. However, to examine how people respond to things that happen in real life, in particular places at particular times, it can also be important to step outside the laboratory. This article discusses how to have enough control in an experiment to be confident that something caused something else to happen, yet to also be confident the same effect would happen with other people, at other times, and in other places. This article will explain why it can be important to conduct experiments in real-life settings and will illustrate this using an experiment that a colleague and I conducted on the effect of crowd noise on the judges during a sport called Muay Thai. However, it will begin by exploring how experiments are used to find cause and effect.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published version of: Myers T (2017) Getting Out of the Laboratory to Make Experiments Real: Can Sports Fans Influence Muay Thai Judges?. Frontiers for Young Minds. 5:13. doi: 10.3389/frym.2017.00013
Members: Newman University
Depositing User: Jane Faux
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 11:50
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15719

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