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Reianna Shakil L6EF Psychology

Experimental Design

Experimental design: A set of procedures used to control the influence of factors
such as participant variables in an experiment.

Independent groups: Participants are allocated to two (or more) groups
representing different experimental conditions. Allocation is usually done using
random techniques.

Matched pairs:…

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Way 1: AB or BA
Divide participants into two groups:

Group 1 - each participant does A then B
Group 2 ­ each participant does B then A

Note that this is still a repeated measures design even though there are two groups
of participants,…


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