Blind Study: Definition & Explanation


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Why are blind studies important?

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1. What is the difference between control and experimental groups in a research study?

2. When would a single-blind study be more appropriate than a double-blind study?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what blind studies are and the types of blind studies a researcher can use when conducting an experiment. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include control groups, experimental groups, and blind studies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Importance of blind studies
  • Control groups
  • Experimental groups
  • Single-blind study
  • Double-blind study
  • Experimenter bias

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related blind study lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the significance of blind studies and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as control groups and experimental groups, single-blind study and double-blind study

Additional Learning

To learn more about the specifics of blind studies, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of a Blind Study. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the need for blind experiments
  • Distinguish between control groups and experimental groups
  • Differentiate between single-blind experiments and double-blind experiments