Research Methods - Experimental Design

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Experimental design
The different ways in which the testing of participants can be organised in relation to the experimental conditions
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Independent groups design
Participants are allocated to different groups where each group represents one experimental condition
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Repeated measures
All participants take part in all conditions of the experiment
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Matched pairs design
Pairs of participants are first matched on some variable(s) that may affect the DV. Then one member of the pair is assigned to Condition A and the other to Condition B
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Random allocation
An attempt to control for participant variables in an independent groups design which ensures that each participant has the same chance of being in one condition as any other
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Counterbalance
An attempt to control for the effects of order in a repeated measures design: half the participants experience the conditions in one order, and the other half in the opposite order
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Participants are allocated to different groups where each group represents one experimental condition

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Independent groups design

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All participants take part in all conditions of the experiment

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Pairs of participants are first matched on some variable(s) that may affect the DV. Then one member of the pair is assigned to Condition A and the other to Condition B

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An attempt to control for participant variables in an independent groups design which ensures that each participant has the same chance of being in one condition as any other

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