Experimental design

Definition: The design of an experiment involves planning a set of procedures to examine a scientific hypothesis in terms of the relationship between independent and dependent variables. Thereby, the independent variable(s) is/are manipulated and effects on the dependent variable(s) are assessed (i.e., measured).Definition: The design of an experiment involves planning a set of procedures to examine a scientific hypothesis in terms of the relationship between independent and dependent variables. Thereby, the independent variable(s) is/are manipulated and effects on the dependent variable(s) are assessed (i.e., measured).

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References: Roger E Kirk. Experimental design. Wiley Online Library, 1982.

Related terms: Event-related design; Block design; Between-participant design; Within-participant design  

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