What are the advantages and disadvantages of matched pairs design?
Pro: Reduces participant variables because the researcher has tried to pair up the participants so that each condition has people with similar abilities and characteristics. Con: Very time-consuming trying to find closely matched pairs. Pro: Avoids order effects, and so counterbalancing is not necessary.
What are the limitations of a matched pairs design?
- Participants cannot be matched on every level and therefore there are some participant variables.
- Matching is difficult and time consuming.
- More participants required than with other designs.
What are the advantages of using matched pairs design?
Differences between the group means can no longer be explained by differences in age or gender of the participants. The primary advantage of the matched pairs design is to use experimental control to reduce one or more sources of error variability. One limitation of this design can be the availability of participants.
What are the advantages to paired design studies?
Eliminates order effect. By using a matched pairs design, you don’t have to worry about order effect since each subject only receives one treatment. In our previous example, each subject in the experiment was only placed on one diet.
What is the primary weakness of matching?
The greatest disadvantage of matching is that the effect of matching factor on the occurrence of the disease of interest cannot be studied anymore. One should therefore limit matching to factors that are already known to be risk factors for the studied outcome.
Why is matched pairs better than independent groups?
Matched Pairs Design The tailored participant-matching process reduces the risk of participant variables (individual differences) from affecting results between conditions. Different participants need to be recruited for each condition, which is difficult and expensive.
Why is matched pairs design better than independent groups?
What is the advantage and disadvantage of matching?
The efficiency in data analysis that matching provides is limited by several disadvantages. The greatest disadvantage of matching is that the effect of matching factor on the occurrence of the disease of interest cannot be studied anymore.
What are the advantages of matching?
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How is using a matched pairs design an improvement on an independent groups design?
Suggested Answer: Using a matched-pairs design would improve this study as it would reduce individual/participant differences. In an independent groups design, it could be participant variables that reduce the post-therapy scores in Group 2 and not the therapy itself.
What is a strength of independent groups design?
A strength of the independent measures design is that because participants only take part in one condition participants are less likely to become border or practiced and therefore the experiment is more likely to measure natural real-life behaviour.
What are the strengths of a lab experiment?
1. Lab Experiment
- Strength: It is easier to replicate (i.e. copy) a laboratory experiment.
- Strength: They allow for precise control of extraneous and independent variables.
- Limitation: The artificiality of the setting may produce unnatural behavior that does not reflect real life, i.e. low ecological validity.
The advantages of the matched pairs design are: – The differences between the two groups are minimised through the matching process, so there are fewer participant variables. There are no order effects (see blog no. 10), as you may get with repeated measures, since there are different people in both groups. The disadvantages are that: –
Are there any order effects in matched pairs?
There are no order effects (see blog no. 10), as you may get with repeated measures, since there are different people in both groups. It is time consuming and difficult to match people.
What are some examples of matched pairs research?
For example, if you were testing to see if vitamin tablets aid recall in exams, the experimental group would be given a vitamin tablet; the control group might be given a sweet, but would be told that it was a vitamin tablet. This allows the researcher to compare the two groups.
What do you do with a matched pair?
One member of each pair is then placed into the experimental group and the other member into the control group. Printed workbooks designed to support students throughout their course. Ideal for independent learning, remote learning and exam revision.