3.4 Assignment: Assessing Levels of Validity
Provide an example of a peer-reviewed publication for a study that is quasi-experimental or non-experimental in design. Describe the rationale and level of control you see exhibited in the study design. Explain the considerations with regard to internal and external validity related to any cause and effect conclusions.
Assignment criteria suggestions (in addition to the rubric):
· Demonstrate understanding of the task and be able to address requirements using creativity and application of research design knowledge.
· Demonstrate understanding of quasi-experimental and non-experimental designs and potential threats to validity.