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This book's unique child-centered perspective provides an easy-to-follow model for teaching research methodology to children to participate actively in their own education.

Experimental Techniques
Experimental techniques

Teaching Content for Session 8

Timing: 90 minutes + 30 minutes follow-up work.

Introduction

Experimental techniques in research share some similarities to methods taught in school science teaching. In simple terms, experimental methods are concerned with cause and effect, with being able to measure the extent of an effect and attribute a likely cause. This is done by the control and manipulation of what we call variables. In a pure experimental design a researcher wants to isolate a variable so that its effect can be measured or tested. Let us take a very simple example from the kind of activity pupils might be engaged in at school.

Supposing we want to find out if a new ‘miracle’ fertiliser, which has just come on the market, promotes ...

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