Designs for Experiments — Introduction and Within-Participants

Authored by: Jay E. Gould

Concise Handbook of Experimental Methods for the Behavioral and Biological Sciences

Print publication date:  December  2001
Online publication date:  December  2001

Print ISBN: 9780849311048
eBook ISBN: 9781420040869
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Research design is an extensive and important topic, and thus two chapters are devoted to it. In this chapter the general concepts, principles, and categories of “Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs” will be discussed, followed by detailed coverage of “Within-Participants/Subjects Designs.” The next chapter covers both the “Between-Participants and -Subjects Designs” and the “Multiple Treatment Designs.” Within-participants designs are discussed first because between-participants designs then can be viewed as expansions of these designs, providing for better control of many extraneous variables, although poorer control of individual differences among participants.

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