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Why an Experiment?

APSTAT-PSL1W4

Which of the following best describes a reason why we may decide to gather data by way of conducting an experiment?

A

By conducting an experiment, we can estimate the probability of something occurring.

B

By conducting an experiment, we are able to gain an understanding of the behavior of our subjects even when we are not able to observe such behaviors first-hand.

C

By conducting an experiment, we gain insight into how a specific explanatory variable affects a certain response variable.

D

By conducting an experiment, we can better understand the thoughts and opinions of those individuals in our population of interest.

E

By conducting an experiment we are able to remove all bias from our results.