double-blind experiment


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an experimental procedure in which neither the subjects of the experiment nor the persons administering the experiment know the critical aspects of the experiment

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Phillips-Gutkin had the graphic artists, but postproduction was practically a double-blind experiment.
The scientific reason for conducting a double-blind experiment is that such experiments lead to the quickest and most reliable results: The comparison of a control group (receiving the placebo) and an experimental group (receiving the tested drug) can help determine more efficiently which benefits and which side effects are produced by the experimental drug; and the lack of knowledge on the part of the physicians administering the drug of who pertains to which group can prevent them from influencing the subject either consciously or unconsciously.
The comparative tests were in a double-blind experiment, meaning that the independent laboratory technicians, using the MIT system and the well-recognized alternative processes, were not aware of the various microbes' identity.
Over 500 marathoners were randomly assigned arnica or a placebo cream in a double-blind experiment monitoring their muscle soreness every morning and evening for five days postrace.
The comparative tests were in a double-blind experiment, meaning that the independent laboratory technicians, using the MIT system and the well recognized alternative processes, were not aware of the various microbes' identity.
The comparative tests were in a double-blind experiment, meaning that the independent laboratory technicians, using the MIT system and well-recognized alternative processes, were not aware of the various microbes' identification.