Experimental Unit


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This resource provides valuable insight into the significance of identifying the “experimental unit” for designing and analysing experiments. This content is crucial for anyone who needs to analyse literature or data from any experiment, with examples that are particularly relevant to in vivo research animals and/or in vitro tissues.

This course takes an estimated 90 minutes to complete, but you can save your progress and return at a later time if needed.

By completing this session you will cover the following learning objectives:

  1. Explain the concept of the ‘experimental unit’
  2. Identify the experimental unit in your own experiment
  3. Describe why it is important to identify the experimental unit
  4. Identify the experimental unit if you take multiple measurements from the same sample or animal
  5. Explain the concept of independence and how it is applied in practice

Developed by the British Pharmacological Society.