|aExperimental and quasi-experimental designs for generalized causal inference /|cWilliam R. Shadish, Thomas D. Cook, Donald T. Campbell.
|aBoston, MA :|bHoughton Mifflin Company,|cc2002.
|axxi, 623 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 514-591) and index.
|aExperiments and generalized causal inference -- Statistical conclusion validity and internal validity -- Construct validity and external validity -- Quasi-experimental designs that either lack a control group or lack pretest observations on the outcome -- Quasi-experimental designs that use both control groups and pretests -- Quasi-experiments: interrupted time-series designs -- Regression discontinuity designs -- Randomized experiments: rationale, designs, and conditions conducive to doing them -- Practical problems 1: Ethics, participant recruitment, and random assignment -- Practical problems 2: Treatment implementation and attrition -- Generalized causal inference: a grounded theory -- Generalized causal inference: methods for single studies -- Generalized causal inference: methods for multiple studies -- A critical assessment of our assumptions.