The Design and Conduct of Meaningful Experiments Involving Human Participants: 25 Scientific Principles by R. Barker BausellThe Design and Conduct of Meaningful Experiments Involving Human Participants: 25 Scientific Principles by R. Barker Bausell

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Designing and conducting experiments involving human participants requires a skillset different from that needed for statistically analyzing the resulting data. The Design and Conduct of Meaningful Experiments Involving Human Participants combines an introduction to scientific culture andethical mores with specific experimental design and procedural content. Author R. Barker Bausell assumes no statistical background on the part of the reader, resulting in a highly accessible text. Clear instructions are provided on topics ranging from the selection of a societally important outcomevariable to potentially efficacious interventions to the conduct of the experiment itself. Early chapters introduce the concept of experimental design in an intuitive manner involving both hypothetical and real-life examples of how people make causal inferences. The fundamentals of formal experimentation, randomization, and the use of control groups are introduced in the same manner,followed by the presentation and explanation of common (and later, more advanced) designs. Replete with synopses of examples from the journal literature and supplemented by 25 experimental principles, this book is designed to serve as an interdisciplinary supplementary text for research-methodscourses in the educational, psychological, behavioral, social, and health sciences. It also serves as an excellent primary text for methods seminar courses.

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R. Barker Bausell is Professor Emeritus, at the University of Maryland.
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Title:The Design and Conduct of Meaningful Experiments Involving Human Participants: 25 Scientific…Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10 × 6.89 × 0.79 inPublished:March 12, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I: Introduction to the Experimental Process1. Conducting Meaningful Experiments: Prerequisites and Purposes2. Causal Inferences and the Strange (but Fictitious) Case of Mrs. Smith3. An Introduction to the Design of Meaningful Experiments via the Continuing Adventures of Dr. Jones4. Why Poorly Designed Experiments Are Inadequate for Making Complex Inferences: The Single Group Pretest/Post-test Design (or the Unfortunate Conclusion of Dr. Jones's Foray into the World of Science)Part II: Experimental Designs for Research Involving Humans5. Enter the Control Group and a Deus ex Machina6. The Design of Single Factor, Between Subjects Experiments7. Factorial Designs8. Repeated Measures, within Subjects, and Longitudinal DesignsPart III: Maximizing and Implementing the Experimental Design9. Ensuring Sufficient Statistical Power10. Conducting the ExperimentPart IV: Other Experimental Issues, Designs, and Paradigms11. External Validity (Generalizability)12. Three Additional Experimental Paradigms: Single-Case, Program Evaluation/Natural Experiments, and Quality Improvement Research13. Experimental Bias14. Epilogue and Review