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Constructing an Appropriate Research Design
Constructing an appropriate research design

All we think we know from the conducting of “good” science, we have attained through the appropriate matching of our research questions with the method of data collection and a related research design type.

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After reading this chapter, you should be able to define the following terms and provide the information requested in the study guide below.

TERMS
Internal validityTreatment
External validityMaintenance
GeneralizationMultiple baseline
ReplicationStability
ABAB designsReversal
BaselineProbe design
Study Guide
  • Discuss the specific forms that internal and external validity concerns may take in relation to the common terms provided in Table 8.1 and to a variety of experimental and descriptive direct observational activities.

    Table 8.1 Summary of Validity Issues Categorized by Internal and External Types

  • Explain and illustrate the two different definitions ...

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