How Randomized Experiments Are Designed


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What is the name of the group that remains untreated throughout the duration of an experiment?

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1. What is the variable in an experiment that is used on an experimental group?

2. Brittany is conducting an experiment in her home economics class. She wants to know if adding an extra ingredient, cinnamon, to her pancakes will make them taste better. She decides to give the first period home economics class regular pancakes, and the second period home economics class the cinnamon pancakes. She asks each group to rank the pancakes on a scale from 1 to 5. What is the treatment in this scenario?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you would like to learn how randomized experiments are created, you can check out this quiz/worksheet combo. These assessments are full of interesting information that will test your knowledge of these important experiments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These great assessment tools are geared towards helping you review:

  • Control groups
  • Experimental groups
  • Variable that is used on an experimental group
  • Group that remains untreated throughout an experiment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on randomized experiments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding an example of an experimental group
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what a control group looks like

Additional Learning

You can learn more about randomized experiments and their purposes by checking out the lesson called How Randomized Experiments Are Designed. You can use this lesson to help you:

  • Determine what an experimental design is
  • Learn how the control group and experimental group are different
  • Examine how randomized experiments are designed