Music can affect people's thoughts and emotions, whether they're creating their own or listening. This is a topic that has been heavily researched, however, I wanted to explore it because music is an important part of my life. For method one, I created a survey to collect data on how college students interact with music on a daily basis. With the second method, I focused on asking the members of my a cappella group what their emotions were before and after one rehearsal. All of the data I accumulated were organized into different visualizations. There were not many surprises when it came to the conclusions, yet I still was interested to find out which genres help people cope with stress, and what it is about participating in making music that helps someone's mind shift to a positive state.
Feel free to read more thoroughly through the methods, survey questions, and conclusions on the poster below.