MATCHED-GROUP DESIGN

is an experimental design for research studies which requires both the experimental and control groups are similar or matched on background characteristics (such as - marital status) before being exposed to the variables the study is looking at whether they have an overall effect.

MATCHED-GROUP DESIGN: "Matched-group design is used in some psychological experiments where two separate groups are identified using factors of the individual units before then applying the experiment."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MATCHED-GROUP DESIGN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/matched-group-design/ (accessed November 21, 2017).
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