The True Experimental Research Design


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All of the following are benefits of a true experiment, EXCEPT:

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1. Kim is participating in an experiment. She has as much a chance of being in Group A as she does of being in Group B. What is this called?

2. Under which circumstances would a true experiment NOT be used?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo are designed to help you understand true experiments and their relationship with cause and effect. Key concepts to remember include what is true about variables in a true experiment and the term for when every person in a group being studied has an equal chance of being selected.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you will be assessed on your knowledge of the following:

  • The term for the type of research that can prove cause and effect
  • When a true experiment cannot be used
  • How to test a hypothesis

Skills Practiced

With this assessment, you will also be able to practice these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding experiment variables
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of hypothesis testing
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding types of research and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about true experiments by reviewing the lesson The True Experiment Research Design. This lesson will cover these objectives:

  • Learn about experimental research
  • Distinguish between different variables in a true experiment
  • Identify when research cannot use a true experiment