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How to Conduct a Psychology Experiment

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6. Standardize Your Procedures
How to Conduct a Psychology Experiment

Standardizing your procedures helps ensure that the things that you are comparing are equivalent.

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In order to arrive at legitimate conclusions, it is essential to compare apples to apples. Each participant in each group must receive the same treatment under the same conditions. For example, in our hypothetical study on the effects of sleep deprivation on driving performance, the driving test must be administered to each participant in the same way. The driving course must be the same, the obstacles faced must be the same, and the time given must be the same.

Step 7: Choose Your Participants

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