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True Experimental Design

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Dr. Patel does an experiment in which she shows people either a happy movie, a sad movie, or no movie in a classroom. Then, she asks them to fill out a survey assessing their feelings about whether they want to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. In this experiment, what is the independent variable?

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1. Dr. Patel does an experiment in which she shows people either a happy movie, a sad movie, or no movie in a classroom. Then, she asks them to fill out a survey assessing their feelings about whether they want to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. In this experiment, what is the dependent variable?

2. Dr. Patel does an experiment in which she shows people either a happy movie, a sad movie, or no movie in a classroom. Then, she asks them to fill out a survey assessing their feelings about whether they want to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. In this experiment, what was the control group?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess examples of components of true experimental design. The questions will ask you to identify the various characteristics of a given scenario.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Independent variable example
  • Dependent variable example
  • Control group example
  • Population example
  • Sample example

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related experimental design lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how to identify the independent variable in an example
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve population and sample practice problems

Additional Learning

You should also review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of True Experimental Design. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the difference between an independent and dependent variable
  • Learn about how an experimental group is given the experiment and the control group is given the placebo effect
  • Recall what random assignment is and how people have an equal chance of being in either the experimental or control group
  • Review different types of samples such as convenience, clustered, random and stratified random sample
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