Basic Experimental Design in Business: Types & Procedures


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When selecting a business experiment design that includes a high number of variables, proving the validity of the experiment's results will require:

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1. Which type of experimental design that divides a sample into several, relatively similar parts which are then compared (as a group) with other groups?

2. Experimental designs used in business are similar to those used by researchers in the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how experiments are designed and used in business. Some of the topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include validity and control groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • How to prove the validity of an experiment
  • Type of experimental design that separates a sample into groups for comparison
  • Fields that use experiments for research
  • Control groups in experiments
  • An error in experimental design

Skills Practiced

  • Making Connections - use understanding of the concept of experimental design to explain how to prove validity
  • Critical Thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how to conduct experiments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding experimental design in business and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about using experiments in business, review the accompanying lesson called Basic Experimental Design in Business: Types & Procedures. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the purpose of conducting experiments in business
  • Identify the three primary tasks of an experimental design
  • Differentiate between correlation and causation
  • Understand how to manage variables