Random Assignment in Psychology: Definition, Example & Methods


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Experiments are the only way to:

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1. Which of the following is an example of random assignment to the experimental group?

2. What is a confounding variable?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of random assignment methods used in psychological research. You will be quizzed on what random assignment methods are and the importance of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Purpose of experiments
  • Random assignment example
  • Confounding variable
  • Random assignment information
  • Groups used to test independent variable

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related random assignment methods lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as independent variable and confounding variable
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about random assignment methods

Additional Learning

To learn more about random assignment methods and their importance, review the accompanying lesson on Random Assignment Methods in Psychology: Definition, Example & Methods. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define random assignment
  • Distinguish differences between independent variable and dependent variable
  • Learn about confounding variables
  • Distinguish differences between experimental and control groups
  • Identify the importance of random assignment