experiment

(noun) A procedure typically used to confirm the validity of a hypothesis by comparing the outcomes of one or more treatment groups to a control group on a given measure.

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  • Plural: experiments
  • An (nounexperimenter (verb) experiments (adverb) to create (adjective) experimental data.

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Contributor: C. E. Seaman


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How to Cite the Definition of Experiment

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Seaman, C. E. 2015. “experiment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/experiment/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

Seaman, C. E. (2015). experiment. In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/experiment/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Seaman, C. E. 2015. “experiment.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/experiment/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

Seaman, C. E. “experiment.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/experiment/>.