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Predicting and Controlling Research

Predicting and Controlling Research

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will examine prediction, control, and researcher bias as factors that researchers attempt to define and control prior to experimentation.

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Notes on Research Methods: Predicting and Controlling Research

Terms to Know


The ability to forecast outcomes; establish a hypothesis (an educated guess).



Accounting for variables so that only the selected effect is tested.


Researcher Bias

Conscious or unconscious effect the researcher has on the experiment; through design; selection of subjects, or measurement or reporting emphasis, or even the presence of the researcher.