Control in Experiments — Additional Techniques and Principles

Authored by: Jay E. Gould

Concise Handbook of Experimental Methods for the Behavioral and Biological Sciences

Print publication date:  December  2001
Online publication date:  December  2001

Print ISBN: 9780849311048
eBook ISBN: 9781420040869
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This is the second chapter of the Handbook on experimental control, which is an extensive and very important subject. The previous chapter covered the topics of extraneous variables and variance, maximizing the primary variance produced by independent variables, and six techniques for controlling the secondary variance caused by extraneous variables: eliminating, holding constant, balancing, matching, yoking, and using participants as their own control with counterbalancing.

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