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Rival Causal Factors in Experimental Design

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After examining the experimental design and defining the research question, what are rival causal factors and why is it important to take these rival factors into consideration within an experimental design? Examine two internal and two external rival factors and explain how they may impact a research design?

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This library solution of 276 words provides a summary and examples of some internal and external rival causal factors that can occur in experimental design.

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Rival Causal Factors:

In experimental design, rival causal factors are any variables other than the treatment that may be responsible for the outcome or results. In other words, something else produced the result other than the variable that was hypothesized to produce the result. For example, history, maturation, and selection bias can all be rival causal factors.

Internal rival causal factors are factors within a study that can invalidate ...

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