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Garson, G. D. (2013). Research Design. Asheboro, NC: Statistical Associates Publishers.

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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.

New in the 2013 edition: Over 50% additional coverage, including a new section on randomized control trials in experimental research and new sections on validity and causation.

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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
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