A noted multi-method researcher and widely published quantitative researcher join forces to present a treatment of research design which balances qualitative and quantitative approaches. Covers experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental designs; mixed designs; cross-sectional between-subjects and longitudinal within-subjects designs; randomization versus random sampling; sample selection; randomized control trials; and more.
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RESEARCH DESIGN Table of Contents Overview 6 Causality 19 Method of agreement 22 Method of disagreement 22 The joint method 22 Method of concomitant variation 23 Method of residues 25 Experimental designs 25 Control groups and experimental design 25 Randomized control trials vs. randomized trials 27 Observational design 28 Randomization vs. random sampling 30 Experimental vs. quasi-experimental research 31 Settings for experimental research 33 Randomized control trials 36 Background 36 Blinding 38 Trial length 39 Handling missing cases 39 Trial design 40 Between-subjects vs. within-subjects designs 40 Overview 40 Between-subjects designs 41 Within-subjects designs (repeated measures) 42 Matched pairs designs 43 Example comparing between- and within-subjects designs 44 More types of experimental design 45 Factorial designs 45 Full factorial design 46 Fully-crossed vs. incomplete factorial designs 47 Balanced vs. unbalanced designs 47 Completely randomized design 47 Block designs 47 Randomized block designs 47 Latin square designs 48 Graeco-Latin square designs 50 Randomized complete block design (RCBD ANOVA) 50 Split plot designs 52 Mixed experimental design models 53 Pretest-posttest designs 53 Other forms of randomization 54 Lottery designs 55 Waiting list designs 55 Mandated control designs 55 Equivalent time series designs 55 Spatial separation designs 55 Mandated change/unknown solution designs 56 Tie-breaking designs 56 Indifference curve designs 56 Quasi-Experimental Designs 56 Definition 56 One-group posttest-only design 57 Posttest-only design with nonequivalent comparison groups design 57 Posttest-only design with predicted higher-order interactions 58 One-group pretest-posttest design 58 Cross-lagged panel design 58 Pretest-posttest design with before-after samples 60 Multiple-group pretest-posttest regression point displacement design 60 Two-group pretest-posttest design using an untreated control group 61 Double or multiple pretest designs 61 Four-group design with pretest-posttest and posttest-only groups 61 Nonequivalent dependent variables pretest-posttest design 62 Repeated-treatment design 62 Switching replications designs 63 Reversed-treatment pretest-posttest nonequivalent comparison groups design 63 Cohort designs with cyclical turnover 63 Interrupted time series designs 64 One-group time series regression-discontinuity design 64 Interrupted time series with a nonequivalent no-treatment comparison group 65 Interrupted time series with nonequivalent dependent variables 65 Interrupted time series with removed treatment 66 Interrupted time series with multiple replications 66 Interrupted time series with switching replications 66 Mixed methods designs 66 Overview 66 Types of mixed design 67 Triangulation 67 Types of triangulation 67 Handling conflicting results 68 Embedded designs 69 Overview 69 Embedded experimental designs 69 Embedded correlational designs 71 Configurational analysis 72 Overview 72 Longitudinal pattern matching 74 Research design considerations 75 Fuzzy-set QCA 76 fsQCA software 77 Qualitative designs 78 Overview 78 Case study design 79 Ethnographic design 83 Narrative analysis design 87 Purpose 88 Case selection 88 Design 88 Methods 90 Report organization 92 Narrative policy framework (NPF) analysis 93 Summary 95 Grounded theory design 96 Phenomenological design 102 Ethical considerations 106 Frequently Asked Questions 107 Is a quasi-experimental design ever preferable to an experimental design? 107 Explaining the controversy about endogeneity in quasi-experimental research 107 Is qualitative research a t ype of quasi-experimental design? 111 How do I handle the problem of sample attrition in designs which involve observations at two or more time periods? 112 What should I report in a randomized control trial experiment? 112 Bibliography 115 Pagecount: 136