Participant design

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  • Created on: 05-01-13 17:05
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  • Participant design
    • Randomisation
      • Assigned to conditions by flipping a coin or taking a name out a hat ( by chance)
    • Counterbalancing
      • The order of the condition are alternated for each participant (not always fresh for 'A' and tired for 'B'
    • Order affects
      • If participants do one experiment first, it may have an effect n the second condition (them knowing more about the experiment)
    • Matched pairs
      • Each condition uses  different participants but they are matched in terms of characteristics
    • Repeated
      • The same group of participants  take part in each condition of the study. Each condition includes the same participants
    • Independant
      • Different participants take part in each condition of the study. Each condition of the study includes a different group of participants


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