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Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference - 2nd edition

Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference (ISBN10: 0395615569; ISBN13: 9780395615560)
ISBN13: 978-0395615560
ISBN10: 0395615569

Summary: This long awaited successor of the original Cook/Campbell Quasi-Experimentation: Design and Analysis Issues for Field Settings represents updates in the field over the last two decades.This edition places a new emphasis on the generalization of causal connections and design elements rather than designs, with extensive attention given to methods for studying external validity. The authors pay specific attention to describing how testing casual propositions can be impr
oved in specific research projects and outline ways to improve generalizations about them through field experimentation.

Instead of focusing on the statistical analysis of data, the text considers these details in brief paragraphs or chapter appendices, using a conceptual focus and leaving most equations in footnotes. In addition, three chapters are devoted to the logic and design of randomized experiments, and the practical problems and solutions in their implementation.
  • Key terms are bolded within the text and defined in a glossary.
  • The text presents minor changes to Campbell's general conceptual scheme--validity typology.
...show more
Summary: This long awaited successor of the original Cook/Campbell Quasi-Experimentation: Design and Analysis Issues for Field Settings represents updates in the field over the last two decades.This edition places a new emphasis on the generalization of causal connections and design elements rather than designs, with extensive attention given to methods for studying external validity. The authors pay specific attention to describing how testing casual propositions can be improved in specific research projects and outline ways to improve generalizations about them through field experimentation.

Instead of focusing on the statistical analysis of data, the text considers these details in brief paragraphs or chapter appendices, using a conceptual focus and leaving most equations in footnotes. In addition, three chapters are devoted to the logic and design of randomized experiments, and the practical problems and solutions in their implementation.
  • Key terms are bolded within the text and defined in a glossary.
  • The text presents minor changes to Campbell's general conceptual scheme--validity typology.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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