H0: Men do not realize when they are being stared at intensely
H1: Women realize the same in less than 10 seconds
Identify a sample set and stare (what else)
In order to give leeway to starees:
Ensure that more than one tester stares at the man or the woman so as to increase the intensity of the stare and help them notice
Procedure and Findings:
- Pick up a sample (in our case – 4 men and 1 woman) which is happily standing and chattering away to glory.
- Identify the first bhakra (Manage)
,who is standing slightly sideways such that the corner of his left eye can actually notice anyone staring at him. Stare intensely at him from a distance of 10 feet for more than 2 minutes.
,identify the second bhakra and repeat exercise. This time choose the guy who is standing such that the corner of his right eye can notice anyone staring at him (Katrix) ,and stare ,for more than 2 minutes ,of course.
- Now, stare at the only girl in the group (Tuls) who is standing right opposite the testers, at a distance of 12 feet. Keep in mind the fact that the girl is not having direct eye contact with the testers but is actually doing some hyper animated conversation with the rest of the sample. In 10 seconds, the girl turns behind her to check whether there is anything else worthwhile to stare at, and then gives us a questioning glance.
- Observe the guy who is standing opposite the testers (Samba). Stare right in to his sun glass worn eyes for 1 minute, then 1 more minute, then even more for a minute (that's totally 3 friggin' minutes!)
- Men cannot multi task; that is, if they are talking, they can do just that and do not have the capacity to notice if anyone stares at them
- Men are not as used to being stared at as women are
If this was not just two nut-cases testing their hypotheses
Rohini – For conceiving these brilliant hypotheses
Tuls – For assisting in execution (by not bursting in to hopeless giggles when she was told about why she had been stared at)