Name: Liar Liar Data

 

Abstract: The experiment was conducted to see whether the extent that you know a person affects your ability to detect a lie from that person.To do this the group members came up with 10 statements which they formatted together and then personalized, 5 of which were true and 5 which were false. The group members each asked an equal number of people from each of the three groups: close friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers. They obtained 86 participants, and then they recorded the participantsí age, gender, and which group member questioned them. The group tried to make questions that nobody (not even close friends) would inherently know, but people who knows a person well do know more about what that person likes which may have helped some answer correctly on a specific question.

 

Variables (column):

  1. Relationship (1=Not Know, 2=Acquaintance, 3=Know Well)
  2. Gender (0=Female, 1=Male)
  3. Age (years)
  4. Number Correct (0-10)
  5. Group Member (Name who Questioned Participant)
  6. Gender of Group Member (0=Female, 1=Male)

 

Possible Uses: ANOVA

 

References: Stats 310, Spring of 2007