Typing has been frequent these days, especially because of our fast changing technology. It is done by everyone, from professionals to students and to anybody who has a computer or similar device. In fact, typing has been essential to work and to assignments, and typing speed had become a major role-player. Mozart Music has already been proven to improve vision, and motor coordination of a person. It is highly controversial and became a topic of debate between some psychologists. The main objective of this study was to test whether background music has an effect on the net speed of typing. Fifteen Volunteers were recruited for this experiment.
The experiment was consisted of three setups, namely: Setup A- No Music, Setup B- Modern Music, and Setup C- Mozart Music. Each setup was composed of three trials. The three setups have similar factors considered except for the background music played during the experiment. Gross Speed, Percentage of Accuracy and Net Speed were measured. The means and the standard deviation were computed. It was found out that both Mozart music and Modern music had improved the net speed of typing. It was concluded that background music have a positive effect and has improved the net speed of typing.
THE PROBLEM: RATIONALE AND BACKGROUND
Typing has become a part of our everyday living, may it be for work, or for using social networking sites. The speed of typing has become important, especially in software developing and other careers that include typing. For employees, the speed of typing is important for catching up with tight schedules and deadlines. For students, the speed of typing affects the time of finishing a project. People had always debated about having background music to improve productivity and typing speed. It has always become a topic of encoders. Some say that music is just a distraction, while others find it as a benefit. However, all of these are just personal beliefs; there have been not many researches about the true effect of music on typing speed. People need scientific proof to prove whether music has effect on the speed of accuracy of typing. Based on this, the researchers are encouraged to test whether background music affects the net speed of typing. Statement of the Problem
The main problem of this study was to determine the effect of having background music on the net speed of typing.
Specifically, it attempted to answer the following question: 1. Did having background music affect the net speed of typing?
On this study, the researcher assumed that:
1. The background music did not affect the net speed of typing.
The following null hypothesis was formulated:
1. The background music did not affect the net speed of typing
Significance of the study
Each year, technology has improved the lives of people. In addition, most jobs today require the use of computers and gadgets. The growing use of technology on work calls out for something to help improve the productivity. A slow, sluggish typist would be more of a burden than a fast and accurate one and fast typing saves more time.
With this study, the debates about whether background music beneficial or not will lessen. It could help students and professionals alike to choose whether to have background music while typing or not.
Through this study, one will be able to consider the beneficial effects of music. Scope and Limitations of the Study
The study has been focusing on the effect background music does to the net speed of typing.
The experiment was conducted in the researchers’ school Bohol Island State University – DOST Computer Laboratory during the school year 2012-2013. Definition of Key Terms
Gross speed. The total speed of which a person types.
Mozart Effect. A term coined by Alfred A. Tomatis for the alleged increase in brain development that occurs in children under age 3 when they listen to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus...
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