(noun) In an experiment, the group exposed to the independent variable.
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- Plural: experimental groups
- Typical experiments require an experimental group (exposed to independent variable) and a control group (not exposed to independent variable).
- Also called treatment group.
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How to Cite the Definition of Experimental Group
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Seaman, C. E. 2015. “experimental group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/experimental-group/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
Seaman, C. E. (2015). experimental group. In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/experimental-group/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Seaman, C. E. 2015. “experimental group.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/experimental-group/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
Seaman, C. E. “experimental group.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/experimental-group/>.