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The use of quasi-experiments in the social sciences: a content analysis

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This article examines the use of various research designs in the social sciences as well as the choices that are made when a quasi-experimental design is used. A content analysis was carried out on articles published in 18 social science journals with various impact factors. The presence of quasi-experimental studies was investigated as well as choices in the design and analysis stage. It was found that quasi-experimental designs are not very often used in the inspected journals, and when the...

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10.1007/s11135-009-9281-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Statistics
Role:
Author
Journal:
QUALITY and QUANTITY
Volume:
45
Issue:
1
Pages:
21-42
Publication date:
2011-01-05
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EISSN:
1573-7845
ISSN:
0033-5177
URN:
uuid:3fa7c761-fce0-482d-a391-0f75cd9ec85e
Source identifiers:
107219
Local pid:
pubs:107219

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