Asked by Michael Hoffman on May 18, 2024

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The placebo effect is an example of a(n)

A) experimenter bias.
B) participant bias.
C) random assignment bias.
D) random selection bias.

Placebo Effect

A phenomenon in which a person's condition improves because they believe they are receiving treatment, even though the treatment has no therapeutic value.

Participant Bias

A type of bias that occurs when participants in a study act or respond differently because they know they are being observed.

  • Identify the purpose and impact of placebo effects in research settings.
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Miranda Kaufman

May 19, 2024

Final Answer :
B
Explanation :
The placebo effect is an example of participant bias, as it involves the participant's belief and expectation impacting their response to a treatment, even if the treatment itself is inert. Experimenter bias involves the researcher's own biases consciously or unconsciously affecting the study, while random assignment and random selection biases involve errors in the sampling and assignment processes.