Between-Subjects Designs: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following best defines a between-subjects design?

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1. Harriet does not use a between-subjects design. Harriet's subjects might do better because of _____.

2. Barry uses a between-subjects design for his study. His research assistant, Nora, points out the weakness in Barry's design. Which of the following might Nora have pointed out?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll need to answer questions about group equivalency and the drawbacks of the between-subjects design method in order to pass this short quiz, which will be scored as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following by using this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • What between-subjects design involves
  • How subjects might do better if a researcher does not use a between-subjects design
  • A weakness of between-subjects design
  • A strategy or strategies for making groups equivalent
  • How groups are made equivalent in a given example

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on between-subjects designs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding creating equivalency between groups and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cons of between-subjects design

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, Between-Subjects Designs: Definition & Examples, takes a closer look at the subject. Topics covered by this lesson include those listed below:

  • The goal in a between-subjects design
  • Strengths and limitations of this method
  • Assigning subjects to groups