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Assignment bias

A threat to internal validity that occurs when the process used to assign different participants to different treatments produces groups of individuals with noticeably different characteristics

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Betweensubjects design

A research design in which each of the different groups of scores is obtained from a separate group of participants Also known as an independentmeasures design

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Betweensubjects experimental design

An experimental design using a separate independent group of individuals for each treatment condition being compared Also known as an independentmeasures experimental design

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Compensatory equalization

A threat to internal validity that occurs when an untreated group demands to receive a treatment that is the same as or equivalent to the treatment received by another group in the research study

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Compensatory rivalry

A threat to internal validity that occurs when an untreated group learns about special treatment received by another group then works extra hard to show they can perform just as well as that group

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Differential attrition

A threat to internal validity that occurs when attrition in one group is systematically different from the attrition in another group

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Diffusion

A threat to internal validity that occurs when a treatment effect spreads from the treatment group to the control group usually from participants talking to each other

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Independentmeasures t test

In a betweensubjects design a hypothesis test that evaluates the statistical significance of the mean difference between two separate groups of participants

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Independentmeasures design

A research design in which each of the different groups of scores is obtained from a separate group of participants See betweensubjects design

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Independentmeasures experimental design

An experimental design using a separate independent group of individuals for each treatment condition being compared See betweensubjects experimental design

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Individual differences

Characteristics that differ from one participant to another

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Matching

The assignment of individuals to groups so that a specific variable is balanced or matched across the groups

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Random assignment

A procedure in which a random process is used to assign participants to treatment conditions

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Resentful demoralization

A threat to internal validity that occurs when an untreated group learns of special treatment given to another group and becomes less productive and less motivated because they resent the other groups expected superiority

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Restricted random assignment

A random process for assigning individuals to groups that has a limitation to ensure predetermined characteristics such as equal size for the separate groups

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Singlefactor multiplegroup design

A research design comparing more than two groups of participants or groups of scores representing more than two levels of the same factor

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Singlefactor twogroup design

A research design comparing two groups of participants or two groups of scores representing two levels of a factor Also known as the twogroup design

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Twogroup design

See singlefactor twogroup design

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Variance within groups

See variance within treatments

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Variance within treatments

A measure of the differences between scores for a group of individuals who have all received the same treatment The intent is to measure naturally occurring differences that have not been caused by a treatment effect Also known as variance within groups

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Withinsubjects design

A research design in which the different groups of scores are all obtained from the same group of participants Also known as repeatedmeasures design