Double-Blind Study: Definition & Explanation


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What is a control group?

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1. Which of the following describes participant bias?

2. How do blind experiments increase the validity of research results?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can be used to assess your understanding of double-blind studies, and how they are used in different fields. To pass the quiz, you need to know topics like participant bias and traits of a control group.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of control group
  • Characteristics of participant bias
  • How blind experiments increase validity
  • Benefits of double-blind studies
  • Conditions when double-blind studies should not be used

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as single-blind studies and double-blind studies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding double-blind studies and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these types of studies, review the accompanying lesson titled Double-Blind Study: Definition & Explanation. The lesson will help you achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn how to reduce participation bias
  • Identify a control group
  • Define double-blind experiment
  • Explain benefits of double-blind experiments
  • Determine when to use single-blind studies