The procedure of the experiment includes (1) briefing the participants through small notes written on a paper on what they are supposed to do; it is fundamental to avoid any confounding variables. Moreover, it prevents from telling the participants on the type of personality one is looking for during the experiment. The main aim of briefing the participants is to explain to them the importance of dot-to-dot speed test. Besides, the questionnaire helps in finding out whether certain type of person is quicker than another. (2) Attending to any ethical issues as part the brief to participants, for instance posing a question such as Does anyone have heart problem before the beginning of the experiment (3) administering the test and score sheet (4) if participants fit Type A or Type B behavior, they are taken to stage two or procedure two of the study by aiming the same number of Type As and Type Bs participantsProcedure two involves (1) taking separate pulse rates as participants seek missing number (the missing dot) (2) taking pulse rate after the participants have finished and doing the Dot-to-Dot experiment (3) debriefing the participants and explaining exactly what the experiment investigated and allowing participants to ask questions and giving them permission to access the results when the experiment is complete. Type A and B personality theory.
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