F. Why did that happen?

Driving question
      WHY does one fact predict another?

      Learning objectives, requirement tasks, and mastery assessments
        • Design experiments that isolate one explanatory variable and can be used to determine causation.
          • Task: 
            • Use a simulation of a farm to practice RCT-thinking and generate the most revenue after 10 cycles of learning.
          • Mastery quiz: 
            • Understand how an experiment is used to determine causation.
            • Randomize subjects so that all treatment groups are identical (besides the treatment).
            • Understand how an observational study differs from an experiment in its design and results.
            • Understand the vocabulary of experiments
            • Recognize the placebo effect and control for it using a blind or double-blind design.
          • Mastery free-response topics:
            • Three questions based on Milgrim's Authority experiment

        • Use graphical methods to make a prediction on two variables' independence
          • Task
            • Use self-matched pairs to create a taste-testing experiment and run in class
          • Mastery quiz: 
            • Distinguish between a completely random design and a block design, including matched pairs.  Decide when a block design should be used.
            • From a list of volunteers and the relevant information, form blocks and then split into treatment groups
            • From a list of volunteers and the relevant information, form matched pairs and then split into treatment groups