Project #14753 - Quasi-experimental design-Confounds

Discuss what possible confounds can be identified in the following study:

You read in a health magazine about a study in which a new therapy technique for depression was examined. A group of depressed individuals volunteered to participate in the study, which lasted nine months. There were 50 participants at the beginning of the study and 29 at the end of the 9 months. The researchers claimed that of those who completed the program, 85% improved. Critique this study from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Be sure to include the theories and worldviews associated with the research designs.

Learning objectives for the week:

 
  • Compare and contrast various types of quasi-experimental designs and single-case designs
  • Analyze research procedure as it relates to between-subjects designs and within-subjects designs
  • Critique research from both theoretical and practical perspectives

3-4 page assignment

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/18/2013 12:00 pm
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