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Exemplar Study: Two-group Design (Simple Experiment) (Clean Scent and Cleaning Behavior)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the two-group design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the referenced article are included.

Experimental Designs; Two-Group Design (Simple Experiment); Identifying Independent and Dependent Variables

Author: Natalie Ciarocco, David B. Strohmetz, & Gary Lewandowski
Monmouth University

Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010