Quasi-Experiment in Psychology: Definition & Example


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Quasi-experiments lack true ___.

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1. Which of the following independent variable conditions, if used in an experiment, would result in a quasi-experimental design?

2. What is the primary disadvantage of using quasi-experimental designs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the primary disadvantage of quasi-experiments and what a true experiment is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test your knowledge of these topics:

  • What quasi-experiments lack
  • Example of an independent variable used in a quasi-experiment
  • Main disadvantage of using quasi-experiments
  • Advantages of quasi-experiments
  • Definition of a true experiment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology research lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the component that quasi-experiments lack
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the advantages of using a quasi-experiment

Additional Learning

To learn more about experiments, review the lesson Quasi-Experiment in Psychology: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what a quasi-experiment is and how it differs from a true experiment
  • Apply knowledge of the lesson to two quasi-experimental examples
  • Review the advantages and disadvantages of using quasi-experiments