AP Psychology : Classifications and Procedures

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Example Question #41 : Classifications And Procedures

Which of the following is NOT true about double blind studies?

Possible Answers:

Researchers gather correlational data to draw conclusions

The control group participants often receive a placebo treatment

Participants are unaware which group they have been assigned to

Researchers are unaware which group the participants have been assigned to

There is a control group and at least one experimental group

Correct answer:

Researchers gather correlational data to draw conclusions


Double blind studies collect experimental data to draw conclusions, not correlational data! In other words, researchers are able to examine cause and effect relationships due to the random assignment of participants to a control group or an experimental group.

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