6— Chapter Outline
Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
|• ||Basic Designs|
|• ||Design A1: Cross-Sectional Between-Cases Design|
|• ||Design B1: Longitudinal Within-Cases Design|
|• ||Threats to Internal Validity|
|• ||Threats From the Research Environment|
|• ||Threats in Between-Cases Designs|
|• ||Threats in Longitudinal Designs|
|• ||Additional Designs|
|• ||Design C1: Longitudinal Between-Cases|
|• ||Design D: Cross-Sectional Factorial Design|
|• ||Design E: Cross-Sectional Design with Covariate|
|• ||Design Extensions|
|• ||For Review|
Quasi-experiments, and especially experiments, are attractive when researchers seek to address causal issues through research design. These designs establish values of an independent variable outside the control of the cases studied; a researcher or an exogenous event is responsible for levels of the independent variable. As a consequence, variation in the dependent variable cannot be responsible for variation in the independent variable. Causal influence, if it exists, must go from the independent to the dependent variable.
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Book title: Research Methods for Organizational Studies.
Contributors: Donald P. Schwab - Author.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 95.
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