Coverage includes discussion of validity, causality, experimental design, randomized control trieals, observational designs, randomization, random sampling, quasi-experimental research, between-subjects vs. within-subjects designs, factorial designs, balanced vs. unbalanced designs, block designs, split plot designs, one-group posttest-only designs, posttest-only design with nonequivalent comparison groups design, posttest-only design with predicted higher-order interactions, one-group pretest-posttest design, cross-lagged panel design. pretest-posttest design with before-after samples, multiple-group pretest-posttest regression point displacement design, two-group pretest-posttest design using an untreated control group, double or multiple pretest designs, four-group design with pretest-posttest and posttest-only groups, nonequivalent dependent variables pretest-posttest design, removed-treatment pretest-posttest design, repeated-treatment design. switching replications designs. reversed-treatment pretest-posttest nonequivalent comparison groups design, cohort designs with cyclical turnover, interrupted time series designs, and many more, including some coverage of nonexperimental designs and qualitative research.
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RESEARCH DESIGN Table of Contents Overview 6 Validity 7 Causality 9 Method of agreement 9 Method of disagreement 9 The joint method 10 Method of concomitant variation 10 Method of residues 11 Experimental designs 11 Control groups and experimental design 11 Randomized control trials vs. randomized trials 11 Observational design 11 Randomization vs. random sampling 13 Experimental vs. quasi-experimental research 14 Randomized control trials 15 Background 15 Randomization 16 Blinding 17 Trial length 18 Handling missing cases 18 Trial design 18 Between-subjects vs. within-subjects designs 19 Overview 19 Between subjects designs 19 Within subjects designs (repeated measures) 20 Matched pairs designs 21 Example comparing between- and within-subjects designs 21 More types of experimental design 22 Factorial designs 22 Full factorial design 22 Fully-crossed vs. incomplete factorial designs 24 Balanced vs. unbalanced designs 24 Completely randomized design 24 Block designs 24 Randomized block designs 24 Latin square designs 25 Graeco-Latin square designs 26 Randomized complete block design (RCBD ANOVA) 26 Split plot designs 28 Mixed design models 29 Pretest-posttest designs 29 Other forms of randomization 30 Lottery designs 30 Waiting list designs 30 Mandated control designs 31 Equivalent time series designs 31 Spatial separation designs 31 Mandated change/unknown solution designs 31 Tie-breaking designs 31 Indifference curve designs 31 New organizations designs 32 Quasi-Experimental Designs 32 Definition 32 One-group posttest-only design 32 Posttest-only design with nonequivalent comparison groups design 33 Posttest-only design with predicted higher-order interactions 33 One-group pretest-posttest design 34 Cross-lagged panel design 34 Pretest-posttest design with before-after samples 35 Multiple-group pretest-posttest regression point displacement design 36 Two-group pretest-posttest design using an untreated control group 36 Double or multiple pretest designs 36 Four-group design with pretest-posttest and posttest-only groups 37 Nonequivalent dependent variables pretest-posttest design 37 Removed-treatment pretest-posttest design 38 Repeated-treatment design 38 Switching replications designs 38 Reversed-treatment pretest-posttest nonequivalent comparison groups design 39 Cohort designs with cyclical turnover 39 Interrupted time series designs 39 One-group time series regression-discontinuity design 39 Interrupted time series with a nonequivalent no-treatment comparison group 40 Interrupted time series with nonequivalent dependent variables 41 Interrupted time series with removed treatment 41 Interrupted time series with multiple replications 41 Interrupted time series with switching replications 42 Non-Experimental Designs 42 Non-experimental and qualitative research design 42 Examples 43 Frequently Asked Questions 43 Is a quasi-experimental design ever preferable to an experimental design? 43 Is qualitative research a type of quasi-experimental design? 44 How do I handle the problem of sample attrition in designs which involve observations at two or more time periods? 44 What should I report in a randomized control trial experiment? 45 Bibliography 46 Pagecount: 53