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Experimental Research Designs
Experimental research designs

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce readers to experimental research designs as a way for generating data to address important research questions. We begin by reinforcing for our readers the difference between quasi-experiments and true experiments and proceed to describe some of the most common experimental research designs used in social science research studies.

Essential Characteristics of Experimental Research

If the researcher's aim is to examine the effect of a treatment or intervention on some attribute or outcome (e.g., whether a new teaching ...

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