Between-Subjects Methods With your hypothetical research question in mind, select one of the
between-subjects methods from the text (such as: randomized two-group design; randomized
multigroup design; matched-groups design; matched pairs design; or the matched-multigroup
design), and discuss why you believe this method would be best to use. Provide a detailed
description of how you would use this method in your study, and include a brief discussion of how
you would handle the problem of error- variance. PLEASE NOTE! If a between-subjects design would
not be adaptable to your study (and it may not be. that is why there are so many different types of
research designs). explain why it would not Could the study be altered to make it work?
Within-Subjects Designs Again using your research question select one of the within-subjects
designs (not a between-subjects design, as done for Discussion Topic 1) from this week’s reading
(such as the single factor two-level design or the single factor multilevel design). Discuss the
advantages and disadvantages of a within-subjects design, and describe ways to minimize some of
the problems inherent with this approach to experimental research. Do you feel that this would be
a good method to use for your hypothetical research study? Why or why not?