Research shows that feedback or knowledge of results can increase performance on multiple activities. In order for feedback to be successful, it should follow closely in time to the behavior. The current study is a between-group design where the experimental group received visual feedback in the form of a point total about their accuracy in performing a computer task and the control group was not presented with the point totals. While the experimental group did have higher average point totals, the results were not statistically significant. Gender served as the second independent variable and there was not a significant difference between the average total points for men and women. There was not a significant interaction between the two variables.
Reis, Amber and Janssen, Danyel
"The Effects of Feedback on Student Performance While Performing Multiple Tasks Simultaneously,"
The Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 8
, Article 7.
Available at: http://openprairie.sdstate.edu/jur/vol8/iss1/7