What is a Control Group? - Definition and Use in Research


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To ensure you effectively answer a research question, you must start with _____.

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1. A control group is _____.

2. Subjects that receive an experimental treatment are part of the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you check your understanding of control groups and ways they are used in research studies. Topics you will need to know for the quiz include control groups and the tactics researchers use in research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you check your understanding of:

  • Subjects that get the treatment
  • Subjects who don't get treatment
  • Control for other variables

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding control groups and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about control groups, review the corresponding lesson What is a Control Group? - Definition and Use in Research. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define control group
  • Compare and contrast control groups and experimental groups
  • Understand the importance of control groups