Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321757270
ISBN 13: 978-0-32175-727-2

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Assess Your Understanding - Vocabulary and Skill Building: 3

Answer

Single-blind experiment: only the subject does not know which treatment he or she is receiving. Double-blind experiment: neither the subject nor the researcher in contact with the subject knows which treatment the subject is receiving.

Work Step by Step

Single-blind experiment: For example, a doctor may be told that they are giving the patient a fake version of the drug. Double-blind experiment: In this case, the doctor would be given the drug from researchers, preventing both the doctor and the patient from knowing whether or not it is real.
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