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Unformatted text preview: experiment - a procedure in which a researcher systematically manipulates and observes elements of a situation in order to test a hypothesis and make a cause-and-effect statement independent variable - the variable in a controlled experiment that the experimenter directly and purposefully manipulates to see how the other variables under study will be affected dependent variable - the variable in a controlled experiment that is expected to change due to the manipulation of the independent variable experimental group - in an experiment, the group of participants to whom a treatment is given control group - subjects and not exposed to a changing variable in an experiment variable - a condition or characteristic of a situation or a person that is subject to change (it varies) within or across situations or individuals...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course BIOL 2302 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at Butler Community College.
- Spring '11
- AP Psychology