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Conclusion

The hypothesis that girls are better at reading than boys is proven to be true. On the average, the girls made fewer mistakes than the boys when reading the 500 word text.

Considering how important reading skills are in the general development of a person, a country’s literacy levels can in turn significantly affect it’s social progress and economic output. .
 

Also consider

The experiment can be repeated on students from different age groups.

Try to repeat the experiment by getting the students to read the passage again and then test them further with questions to check their levels of understanding of the passage.
 

References

Boys’ and girls’ brains are different – gender differences in language appear biological - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080303120346.htm

Girls and boys – the gender reading gap - http://www.readfaster.com/articles/the-gender-reading-gap.asp
 

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Complexity level:
4
Project cost ($):
0
Time required:
1 hour for preparation and a day for to conduct the reading tests
Material availability:
You will need access to a quiet room and the assistance of an English teacher
Safety concerns:

None