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Control Group

Control Group

Author: Katherine Williams

This lesson will explain control groups in experiments

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Terms to Know
Control Group

A group which receives no treatment (or an inert treatment) in an experiment. This group's response provides a standard against which the response to the treatment(s) can be compared.

Treatment Group

A group that is manipulated by the treatments in the experiment. There may be many treatment groups in an experiment, but only one control group.