Multiple Group Design: Definition & Examples


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Miriam wants to study how the temperature of the room affects productivity. She decides to run an experiment in which she will observe how many tasks her subjects complete in rooms that are 60 degrees, 70 degrees and 80 degrees. Why is Miriam's study a multiple group design?

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1. Marty is conducting a study to see if more people will buy dark chocolate if it is sold next to red wine. Marty sends half his subjects into a store where the dark chocolate is sold on the candy aisle, and he sends half his subjects into a store where the dark chocolate is sold on the red wine aisle. Which of the following best describes the design that Marty is using for his study?

2. Hank is trying to decide what type of experiment to run. Which of the following best describes what Hank is doing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Multiple group design is an important research method in psychology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The name of groups when subjects are randomly assigned
  • Variables and levels in two-group and multiple-group design
  • Levels of room temperature variables

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as two-group design and multiple-group design
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the names of different groups researchers can assign their subjects too
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding levels of room temperature variables

Additional Learning

To learn more about multiple group design and related terms, review the accompanying lesson called Multiple Group Design: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define experimental design
  • Know what levels of variables are
  • Learn common types of non-random assignments