The Accuracy of Astrology in Predicting Behaviour and Traits

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The accuracy of astrology in predicting behaviour and traits

Abstract: The aim of this experiment was to find out how accurate astrology is in predicting behaviour and traits in humans. To find this out, we carried out a survey to 17 participants. The survey included a list of statements, and the participants had to rate how relevant each statement was to them. After conducting the survey, it was found that 2 participants said the statements were very accurate, 2 said it was neither, 1 said it was fairly inaccurate, 3 said it was very inaccurate, and 22 said it was fairly accurate, being the most common answer.. The statements given to each star sign were all the same, and were general statements so they related to most of the students’ lives.

Hypothesis: IT was predicted that astrology is not an accurate prediction of behaviour and traits Independent Variable: the star sign description
Dependent Variable: accuracy of astrology

Method:
30 people, between the ages of 13 and 56, 29 females and one male were experimented on Procedure:
1. Experiments were given away
2. Experimenters conducted survey
3. Questionnaire was brought back to class
4. Questionnaires were analysed

Results:
Table 3: Class rating for each statement
Rating| Descriptor|
| 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8|
1 Very accurate| 10| 1| 4| 4| 7| 7| 11| 4|
2 Fairly Accurate| 9| 8| 9| 14| 7| 15| 8| 9|
3 Neither accurate nor inaccurate| 5| 15| 7| 4| 4| 3| 4| 6| 4 Mildly inaccurate| 4| 6| 8| 2| 8| 1| 5| 7|
5 Very inaccurate| 2| 1| 2| 1| 2| 1| 1| 4|

Table 4: Class Overall Rating
Overall Rating| Rank|
Very Accurate| 2|
Fairly Accurate| 22|
Neither accurate nor inaccurate| 2|
Fairly inaccurate| 1|
Very inaccurate| 3|
Table three gives us a class rating for each statement for the 20 participants....
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