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Can you please give me any information about "counterbalancing order effect" ? I need...

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maryanne2320 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 13, 2012 at 9:02 AM via web

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Can you please give me any information about "counterbalancing order effect" ? I need its definition or whatever in AP Psychology class. Please. Any info can help

 

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cgrant2 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 25, 2012 at 7:38 PM (Answer #1)

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Counterbalancing is the art of organizing repeated treatments in an experiment. This considers the order in which the tests are given to prevent unwanted results. If you use something more and more over time, the results will vary. For example if you test something once for A and B, then the other half would do B first then A. Counterbalancing requires switching up the order that test are given to insure that results are faulty. 

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