Non-Randomized Designs

Instructions
Using the article by Fitzpatrick and Meulemans (2011), prepare a written analysis that addresses the following:

  • Determine the general strengths and weaknesses of quasi-experimental designs. Based on your findings, identify the strengths and weaknesses of this particular study.
  • Explain when a quasi-experimental design is most useful within an educational setting, and then summarize whether this is an appropriate use of a quasi-experimental design in this study. Explain why, and if it is not, recommend a more accurate research design.
  • Identify and explain the types of problems quasi-experimental designs could best address. Discuss if this study’s problem is best addressed by a quasi-experimental design.
  • Review the research question being asked in this study, and then provide a sample research question corresponding to a different hypothetical quasi-experimental design.

Support your assignment with at least this scholarly resource. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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