double-blind experiment


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Noun1.double-blind experiment - an experimental procedure in which neither the subjects of the experiment nor the persons administering the experiment know the critical aspects of the experiment; "a double-blind procedure is used to guard against both experimenter bias and placebo effects"
experimental procedure - the specific techniques used in conducting a particular experiment
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The authors demonstrate nEmesis's efficacy in the Las Vegas metropolitan area in a double-blind experiment conducted over three months in collaboration with Nevada's health department, and show that the deployed application is 64 percent more effective at identifying problematic venues than the current state of the art.
In a double-blind experiment, half of the children would receive the vaccine and the other half a placebo, which was a liquid solution made to look exactly like the vaccine but contained no virus.
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Over five hundred 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 post-race.