Research Methodology in Temporal Perception

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Hornstein, Alan D.; Rotter, George S.
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Using 18 male and 18 female Ss, three methods for investigating temporal perception were compared: MVE (method of verbal estimation), MP (method of production), and MR (method of reproduction). Stimuli were 10 experimental time intervals ranging from 2 to 29 sec. in steps of 3 sec. For all intervals MVE was overestimated while MP and MR were underestimated. The strong effects for MP and MCE, however, came primarily from the female Ss. There appeared an inverse relationship between degree of inaccuracy and interval size.