Experimental Design

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What is an experimental design?
A set of procedures used to control the influence of factors such as participants variables in an experiment
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What are the three types of experimental design?
Repeated measures, independent groups, matched pairs
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What is repeated measures design?
All participants do every part of the independent variable
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Limitation of repeated measures design
The order of conditions may affect performance (order effect)
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What is independent groups design?
Seperate groups and each group does a level of the independent variable
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Limitation of independent groups design
Needs more people than repeated measures to get good results
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What is matched pairs design?
Use two groups of participants, and match them on their personalities
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Limitation of matched pairs design
Time-consuming to match them all
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What is counterbalancing?
Used to overcome order effects when using repeated measures. Ensures each condition is tested first or second an equal amount of times
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