Hand-Eye Coordination

The purpose of this experiment was to determine which combination of factors would produce the best eye - hand coordination. The type of experiment was a DOE with four factors: A-Grade, B-Gender, C-Sight, and D-Time of Day. All sixteen comdinations of factors were used to find which combination would produce the highest score on a simple drawing test.

A simple test of drawing skills was administered to several subjects. Each subject had to duplicate a picture of a whale while there was a barrier between his hand and his eyes. The subject could see the original picture, but not the one he was drawing. Then the same subject would draw the same picture when the barrier was removed. Each drawing was scored for similarity to the original, on a scale of 1 to 15. This allowed the researcher to see which combination produced the highest score.

The best score, of 13, was obtained by the ninth grade girls tested with sight in the morning. These results disproved the expected outcome. The researcher originally expected that the best results would be obrtained when the eleventh grade girls were tested with sight in the afternoon.

Research Done By:

September Skurda
Fraser High School