As a field of study, the research project 1 builds on interpersonal separation. This included learning how near or far people are wherever they are located. For the analysis, data have been gathered, interpreted and analysed. Data interpretation and analysis are used as the basis for observations. The tool used to collect data was simply a survey (Stern, 2005). It needed an observer who was the researcher in this case. The researcher had to walk casually without threats and meet two persons that he knows and two persons he does not know and stop at the most convenient place. The researcher was required to give a probable estimate of space regarding inches and provide information. The researcher and his team based their provide his findings in the form of an information sheet. Data analysis was therefore done in groups of six.
The study found that the interpersonal spacing is influenced by several factors like moods, circumstances, culture, age and sex among others (Kramer, 2001). From the analyzed data, it was found that the spacing from the known male and female was less compared to the spacing from the unknown male and female even though under varied inches. People of the same sex feel comfortable staying close with one another thus reducing the interpersonal spacing. Both gender reaction to the known and unknown persons reduces on the adults and increases on the young ones. This is because the children are considered friendly and harmless to both. The spacing between male and female decreases since there is some shared feeling of love and enthusiasm that can even reduce the spacing to zero. The general hypothesis is that interpersonal spacing varies in the measure due to factors like sex, age, mood, culture and circumstances in which people are found.
Kramer, M. (2001). Business communication in context. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
Stern, E. (2005). Evaluation research methods. London: SAGE.