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Quasi-Experimental Research Designs

Bruce A. Thyer

Abstract

Quasi-experimental research designs are the most widely used research approach employed to evaluate the outcomes of social work programs and policies. This new volume describes the logic, design, and conduct of the range of such designs, encompassing pre-experiments, quasi-experiments making use of a control or comparison group, and time-series designs. An introductory chapter describes the valuable role these types of studies have played in social work, going back to the 1930s, and continuing to the present. Subsequent chapters describe the major features of individual quasi-experimental desi ... More

Keywords: quasi-experimental designs, pre-experiments, evaluation research, program evaluation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195387384
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387384.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce A. Thyer, author
College of Social Work, Florida State University