Within-Group vs. Between-Group Research


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Research data showing that two or more groups are different from each other is called _____ data.

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1. Research data showing that people in the same group are different from each other is called _____ data.

2. Clive is doing a research study to see if tall people smell better than short people. He is looking for _____ data.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In research, sometimes we want to see how changes to an independent variable will affect the participants of a single group; other times, it is better to have a separate groups for each level of an independent variable. This lesson will help you identify the difference between these two types of research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete the questions of this quiz/worksheet to assess your understanding of:

  • Data using two or more groups
  • Studies that only use one group
  • The more common research type
  • When both types of research are used

Skills Practiced

A few of the skills you will need to exercise as you complete this assessment include:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as within-group and between-group research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding these two methods and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of research methodology to understand when to use each type

Additional Learning

For a fast and effective review of the material covered in this assessment, study the lesson Within-Group vs. Between-Group Research. In addition to the information of the assessment, you will also review:

  • Examples of both types of research
  • Things you can do with these different research methods
  • How they are helpful to researchers