Definition of Double-blind procedure

1. Noun. An experimental procedure in which neither the subjects of the experiment nor the persons administering the experiment know the critical aspects of the experiment. "A double-blind procedure is used to guard against both experimenter bias and placebo effects"




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double-blind Procedure

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double-banked
double-banking
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double-blind
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double-blind method
double-blind procedure (current term)
double-blind study
double-blind test
double-blind tests
double-bluff
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Literary usage of Double-blind procedure

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1. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"... called a double blind procedure and ensures that there is no bias. Double blind procedures are not possible in cases of suspected exposure to chemicals, ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Subjects were 57 adult female cigarette smokers who were randomly assigned, in a double-blind procedure, to chew gum with phenylpropanolamine or placebo gum ..."

3. The Validity of Testing in Education & Employment by Eileen R. Rudert (1997)
"... erroneously high predictive validity coefficient even when the validation procedure satisfies the research "ideal" (ie, the double- blind procedure). 8. ..."

4. Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"Subjects were 57 adult female cigarette smokers who were randomly assigned, in a double-blind procedure, to either gum with PPA, (25 mg tid), placebo gum, ..."

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