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The Basic Experiment

  • Constant
    • Any characteristic that remains constant or the same in all groups
    • If it’s not constant, it must be a variable
  • Hypothesis
    • The testable form of a theory, very precise
    • Hypothesis = Theory + Variables
  • Experimental Design
    • Determination of which design to use
    • e.g., case study, survey, experimental methods, naturalistic observation, etc.