The characteristics of experimental and nonexperimental quantitative research.
Compare and contrast the characteristics of experimental and
nonexperimental quantitative research.
2) State the research question the researchers were trying to answer in the
3) Identify the type of quantitative research design that was used in the assigned
4) Evaluate whether the researchers’ conclusion follows logically from the
5) Identify threats to internal and external validity that might apply to how this
study was conducted.
6) Determine whether validity threats were addressed by the researchers. If so,
describe how this was done.
7) Summarize ethical considerations that were mentioned in the research report.
8) Assess what ethical considerations apply to the design of the study but that
were not mentioned by the researchers
- Involves the manipulation of one or more variables.
- The researcher randomly assigns participants to different groups.
- The researcher controls for extraneous variables.
- The researcher can make causal inferences.