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November 16th, 2017, 09:19 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2017 From: united states Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Any way to equalize two baselines for research
I did an experiment comparing the amount of flower names you could teach kids using the tv vs. pictures. In the baseline the total of flower names 5 kids knew via the pictures was 57 and tv was 71. The post test for pictures the same group scored 102 and 145 for tv. I would assume the same kids learned the names more by watching the flower names in a video but I realize the baseline for the tv had a headstart. Is there anyway I can equalize this? Thanks 
November 16th, 2017, 10:41 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Dec 2015 From: Earth Posts: 226 Thanks: 26 
Is this math? I dont get the point of problem 
November 16th, 2017, 11:12 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 1,975 Thanks: 1026 
I don't believe so. If a learning process is going on during the experiment it corrupts your results to the point of being inaccurate. You'll have to use two separate and noninteracting groups of children each large enough to provide a representative sample. 

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