matched-pairs design

Related to matched-pairs design: Block design

matched-pairs design

n
(Statistics) (modifier) statistics (of an experiment) concerned with measuring the values of the dependent variables for pairs of subjects that have been matched to eliminate individual differences and that are respectively subjected to the control and the experimental condition. Compare between-subjects design, within-subjects design
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I utilized a matched-pairs design to control for natural shifts in temperature, weather, or pollinator activity (Lachin, 2011), so that any differences in the number of pollinators after manipulation would be due to the manipulation itself.