Matched-Group Design: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following statements explains one reason a matched-subjects design is useful?

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1. Todd wants to study whether diet affects basketball players' ability to jump and touch the rim of the basketball hoop. Which of the following is a relevant variable for matching subjects?

2. Margot wants to conduct a study but does not have a large pool of people from which to choose subjects. Which of the following statements BEST explains why a matched-subject design is a good fit for Margot's situation?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

These resources will help you practice the most important concepts related to matched- group design. Some topics the quiz covers include what a matched-group design is and the strengths and weaknesses of this design method.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will have the chance to test what you know about:

  • Matched-subjects design
  • The study design that needs fewer subjects
  • A question researchers aim to answer with a matched-group design

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills as you complete these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information on the limitations of matched-groups design from the related matched-group design lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as matched-group design
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about which research design requires less participants

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about matched-group design and how it impacts psychological research by reviewing the lesson titled Matched Group Design: Definition & Examples. This lesson also covers these learning goals:

  • Define experimental design
  • Learn how variables within subjects influences research in psychology
  • Understand how matched-subjects design impacts research