Results to Our Hypothesis


college write upAfter gathering all of our data and assembling the results, we figured the best way to represent our findings was to construct a bar graph. We decided that to portray our data we compared each activity the humans were participating in on-campus next to the same activity that they were participating in off-campus so we can precisely identify the differences in between the two. We decided the best way to go about this was using percentages in the bar graph.



Following the assembling of our data and then constructing the graph, we were able to detect precisely the level of physical activity and recognize trends when studying our bar graph. When comparing humans outside of campus, to those on campus, we noticed how differently they act. When on the CRC campus, humans are more apt to be stationary creatures. 70% of the individuals were stationary during the analyzing period for more than half of the time. They often will stay in one location and talk to another human or a group of humans, and when they move, they will move directly to another location and become stationary again for a period of time. But, when humans are off campus, our research told us that humans were physically active at least half the time we studied them in 33.3% of instances compared to 3.3% for students at Cosumnes River College. Our graph and all of our data suggests to us that humans are 10 times as likely to participate in physical activity off campus. Now this data may be skewed slightly, but after studying random individuals, it is not hard to believe that there is some truth to it.

Sorry for the grainy quality, but alas, our findings.
college graph

A human’s primary reason to come to Cosumnes River College is to attend class and study. Off campus, humans have a variety of things to participate in, some of which often include physical activity. Most people do not participate in physical activities when they attend school, and they do not attend school to participate in physical activities, unless they are a member of a sports team or part of an athletic club. But outside of school, to stay healthy, humans often will be physically active, and since they are on their own time, they can do this with their free time outside of school.

college talkingOur findings correlated with our hypothesis in that we assumed correctly that humans are more apt to being physically active outside of school as opposed to while they are on campus. What surprised us about our research was some of the other findings we found while studying this humans. We noticed that humans are often on their phone, inside and outside of school. What was surprising was how often this was the case. Since we took into account that for a subject to receive a tally for the action they were partaking in, they had to have been performing that action for more than half of the examination. Humans were using an electronic more than half the time in 20% of the subjects on campus and nearly 30% of the subjects off campus. Humans are still communicating with each other often (86.7% on campus, 58.3% off campus), but they are able to multitask with their electronics and have now incorporated them into being a large part of their daily life.

college students working

The act of studying Human subjects can very well be applied to studying baboons. Baboons are very social creatures that develop relationships with one another just as humans do. They act quite differently depending on who they are around the setting that they are in. In this experiment, after some time studying the humans, we noticed how differently they act depending on their setting and who they were in the conversation with. Looking at our hypothesis, if we tweak a few things it can be used for studying baboons too. Baboons act very differently amongst themselves than when they are amongst other animals. In comparison to the baboons we have been introduced to in A Primate’s Memoir, the humans seems to be much more social as well as a kinder species when it comes to interacting with another human. Though the humans and the baboons are both categorized as primates, the humans express the capability to empathize with other humans which in terms, would increase the bond between two or more humans.

During our observation of subject 021 and subject 022, subject 022 demonstrated what looked like care for another by looking after subject 021. While baboon males are forced to leave the group once matured, to never return, the human males are free to leave and return as they pleased. Most importantly, the humans do not have sexual dimorphism, whereas the males of a group of baboons are constantly fighting other males to mate with the best females. The males and females of a group of humans can freely interact without violence and sexual desires. However, one thing that makes the humans similar to the baboons than differ is the interactions with the gender groups. Within a group of human males and male baboons, both species integrate either by horseplay, rough housing or just interacting in a game that either amuses them or the other or both parties. Baboons groom one another to build bonds; human females also build bonds by interacting in a less intense interaction, more so verbally.

Taking in the fact that the majority of baboon groups in the same terrain would act similarly to other groups and would have the same system, if we were to modify and apply our hypothesis to baboons, it would regard the behavioral interactions between baboons of one terrain versus the behavioral interactions between baboons of another terrain. An example of a hypothesis pertaining to baboons for a study such as ours could be, “Savannah Baboons are less active physically than those in Tropical Rainforest.


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