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Experimental Designs

Experimental Designs

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May 2022 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The fourth book in The SAGE Quantitative Research Kit, this resource covers the basics of designing and conducting basic experiments, outlining the various types of experimental designs available to researchers, while providing step-by-step guidance on how to conduct your own experiment.  

As well as an in-depth discussion of Random Controlled Trials (RCTs), this text highlights effective alternatives to this method and includes practical steps on how to successfully adopt them. Topics include:

·       The advantages of randomisation

·       How to avoid common design pitfalls that reduce the validity of experiments

·       How to maintain controlled settings and pilot tests
·       How to conduct quasi-experiments when RCTs are not an option

Practical and succintly written, this book will give you the know-how and confidence needed to succeed on your quantitative research journey.

R is for Random
C is for Control
T is for Tests
Running Experimental Designs
Conclusions and Final Remarks

This is an important and recommended contribution to demystifying RCTs and to cross-conceptual design choices for evaluators.

David Parsons
Leeds Beckett University
Social Research Association 'Research Matters' Magazine

This book is an excellent introduction to experimental design. It is useful for practical applications. After reading the book, you can start working on your own research projects. I recommend it to the participants of the course.

Professor Wim Peersman
Health, University of Ghent
November 25, 2023

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