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Disadvantages of Experiments

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Which of the following does not represent a potential disadvantage of trying to conduct an experiment?

A

Conducting an experiment can be very time-consuming and costly.

B

For ethical reasons, it may not even possible to conduct certain types of experiments.

C

An experiment cannot be used to establish a cause-and-effect relationship between the treatment and the response.

D

Some experiments (such as those involving medication) can only be completed with a group of volunteers. This may limit how well we are able to generalize our findings to the entire population.

E

In an experiment, we should control for the effects of outside variables. This can be difficult to do.