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Non-Experimental Research Designs
Non-experimental research designs

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce readers to quantitative, non-experimental research designs as a way for generating data to address important research questions. In describing these designs, we refrain from categorizing them as discrete entities and instead present descriptions to how the designs are used and how the data are generated.

Essential Characteristics of Non-Experimental Research Designs

Non-experimental research designs are appropriate when the goal is to examine naturally occurring attributes, behaviors, or phenomena that cannot be experimentally manipulated by the researcher. This may be because it is impossible or ...

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