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After completing this week's readings, discuss the benefits and disadvantages of using an experimental design. In your discussion, be sure to examine how the different research procedures might help to convey results to different audiences. For example, would observational data be easier for individuals outside of research to understand? Or would experimental data provide more easy-to-understand information because it examines a direct cause–effect relationship? Given what you have presented, do you think that experimental research is the gold standard? Why or why not? With an experimental design you are testing at least one independent variable against the dependent variable. Then you have cases such as experimental method that utilizes a complex design that uses two or more independent variables against the dependent. With a complex design there is virtually no limit to the variables that can be introduced in an experiment

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