Types of Experiment


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This resource is perfect for those who are required to design experiments and want to ensure that they are capable of achieving the research’s objectives. Gain a deeper understanding of how the objectives of an experiment can impact its design through this informative guide.

This content is particularly useful for research that involves animals in vivo and/or tissues in vitro, and includes examples that demonstrate how to create a suitable experimental design. You can complete the resource in as little as two hours, although we recommend taking the time to explore the concepts in depth to gain the most benefit.

You don’t have to finish the entire resource in one go as your progress is saved automatically. You can return at any time, making it easier for you to complete at your own pace.

By completing this session you should develop an understanding of the following learning objectives:

  1. Understand the different reasons for carrying out an experiment.
  2. Describe the different types of experiment and what they contribute to the overall process.
  3. Identify why and how doing an experiment affects the experimental design.
  4. Understand when it is appropriate to conclude that an experiment has had an effect on the measure of interest.

Developed by the British Pharmacological Society