Higher Education

Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference, 2nd Edition

  • William R. Shadish The University of Memphis
  • Thomas D. Cook Northwestern University
  • Donald T. Campbell Lehigh University
  • ISBN-10: 0395615569  |  ISBN-13: 9780395615560
  • 656 Pages
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $133.50



This long awaited successor of the original Cook/Campbell Quasi-Experimentation: Design and Analysis Issues for Field Settings represents updates in the field over the last two decades. The book covers four major topics in field experimentation:

Table of Contents

1. Experiments and Generalized Causal Inference
2. Statistical Conclusion Validity and Internal Validity
3. Construct Validity and External Validity
4. Quasi-Experimental Designs That Either Lack a Control Group or Lack Pretest Observations on the Outcome
5. Quasi-Experimental Designs That Use Both Control Groups and Pretests
6. Quasi-Experimentation: Interrupted Time Series Designs
7. Regression Discontinuity Designs
8. Randomized Experiments: Rationale, Designs, and Conditions Conducive to Doing Them
9. Practical Problems 1: Ethics, Participant Recruitment, and Random Assignment
10. Practical Problems 2: Treatment Implementation and Attrition
11. Generalized Causal Inference: A Grounded Theory
12. Generalized Causal Inference: Methods for Single Studies
13. Generalized Causal Inference: Methods for Multiple Studies
14. A Critical Assessment of Our Assumptions