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 - Applying the Concepts - Page 52: 8a


It means that a control group receives an innocuous medication called a placebo. A placebo looks, tastes, and smells like the experimental medication. The control group serves as a baseline to compare with other groups that receive the drug.

Work Step by Step

The control group received a "false" drug. It looks, tastes, and smells like the real topiramate. In the end of the experiment, the control group was used to be compared to the group that received topiramate.
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