is one of the many experimental designs used in psychological experiments where two or more independent variables are simultaneously manipulated to observe their effects on the dependent variables. See also simple factorial design.

FACTORIAL DESIGN: "There is a range of experimental designs documented from matched pairs to independent groups; another example is the factorial design."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FACTORIAL DESIGN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/factorial-design/ (accessed April 13, 2021).