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experimental condition

a level of the independent variable that is manipulated by the researcher in order to assess the effect on a dependent variable. Participants in an experimental condition receive some form of treatment or experience whereas those in a control condition do not. For example, patients in an experimental condition may receive a new drug, whereas those in a control condition may receive a pill that looks like the new drug but is only a placebo containing some inert substance.

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February 24th 2024

Judgment of Line Orientation (JLO)

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