Inkblot Experiment

To complete my inkblot experiment, I made about ten inkblots, and chose the best three from that group of ten. I then scanned the inkblots onto my computer, and reduced the size of them. I created sheets of paper to hand out with the inkblots and a few questions about peoples' relationships with their siblings. After that, I passed out the sheets to people, and I also added the same information to a survey on my web site. In the end, I had one-hundred responses to the inkblots and questions.

It was very painstaking to collect all of the information and organize it, and then try to find some sort of correlation between the responses given to the questions and the images that people saw in the inkblots. After thinking for awhile, I decided to study the relationship between the relationship people have with their siblings, and if they see animal shapes or non-animal shapes in the inkblots. As I started tabulating all of the statistics, it seemed that there was an overwhelming difference between the relationships that the people who saw animals had, over the people who did not. However, by the time I finished all of the calculations for all three inkblots, the statistics seemed to even out a lot between the two groups.

In the end, I found that my hypothesis was, in fact, true. From this study, keeping the statistics from all three inkblots in mind, I found that people who saw animals in the inkblots have better relationships with their siblings. Out of all the people that saw animals, 30% reported saying that they get along with their siblings "very well" now, while only 26% of people who saw non-animal objets got along "very well" with their siblings. I also found that there were more people without siblings in the group that saw non-animal objects. Only 14% of people who saw animals had no siblings, where the other group had 19% without siblings.

There are many relations between the data that I found, so instead of simply listing all of them, I enclosed a data sheet so you can see the results for yourself. It seems that there really is some truth to what people see in inkblots, and the things that are floating around in their subconscious.

Data:

### Very Well          Good          Fairly Well             Not At All          No siblings Overall: Then:                   6%               18%                  50%                      10%                    16%                              Now:                   27%              23%                  23%                      11%                    16% Inkblot 1: (Animals) Then:                   6%               20%                  52%                      11%                    11%                              Now:                   32%              22%                  22%                      13%                    11% (Non-Animals) Then:                   7%               19%                  46%                      12%                    16%                              Now:                   23%              23%                  25%                      13%                    16% Inkblot 2: (Animals) Then:                   3%               16%                  59%                      6%                    16%                              Now:                   34%              22%                  19%                      9%                    16% Inkblot 2: (Non-Animals) Then:                   7%               19%                  46%                      12%                    16%                              Now:                   23%              23%                  25%                      13%                    16% Inkblot 3: (Animals) Then:                   8%               16%                  49%                      11%                    16%                              Now:                   25%              24%                  22%                      13%                    16% (Non-Animals) Then:                   4%               20%                  51%                        9%                    16%                              Now:                   29%              22%                  24%                        9%                    16% Totals: (Animals) Then:                   6%               18%                  52%                      10%                    14%                              Now:                   30%              22%                  22%                      12%                    14% (Non-Animals) Then:                   6%               18%                  47%                      10%                    19%                              Now:                   23%              23%                  25%                      10%                    19%

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