Carryover Effects & How They Can Be Controlled Through Counterbalancing


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A within-subjects design has _____ group(s) of subjects.

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1. Mary wants to conduct her study with a within-subjects design, and she is wondering how her subjects should be given treatment. Which of the following best answers Mary's question?

2. Richard is a subject in a study. Which of the following is the best example of the carryover effect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the carryover effect and how it can skew the results of your study. You will be quizzed on the within-subjects design study and how you can take steps to counterbalance the carryover effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will:

  • Identify a within-subjects design study
  • Explain carryover effect
  • Relate how to counterbalance your study to eliminate carryover effects

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related carryover effect lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about research projects in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as counterbalancing and carryover effect
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding research study design

Additional Learning

To learn more about drawbacks in research, review the accompanying assessment on carryover effects. The name of the lesson is Carryover Effects & How They Can Be Controlled Through Counterbalancing, and it covers the following key topics:

  • Within-subject designed research
  • Recognition of carryover effects and how they can affect research results
  • Counterbalancing to prevent carryover effects