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"This is a landmark contribution - not only in what it offers for experimentalists but for social science in general. Morton and Williams present a distinctive approach to how to conduct research that is sure to be widely discussed and debated."
- James N. Druckman, Northwestern University

"This path-breaking work is the first political science monograph to cover laboratory, survey, and field experimentation. Using a wealth of examples from a wide array of subfields, Morton and Williams cover topics from causal inference to research ethics in a lively and engaging manner."
- Donald Green, Yale University

"Morton and Williams's review of experimental methodology and reasoning in political science will be the benchmark reference for experimental methodology in political science for years to come. It is comprehensive in its discussion of methods, scientific reasoning, and ethics, and at the same time it tears down boundaries across subfields of political science and across different approaches to experimental research in the discipline. The authors successfully argue for and carefully lay out discipline-wide standards for experimental methodology in political science. The framework provided can be fruitfully used by those who conduct lab, field, or survey experiments as well as those who use experimental reasoning with observational data."
- Thomas Palfrey, California Institute of Technology

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Increasingly, political scientists are describing their empirical research or the reasoning behind their choices in empirical research using the terms "experiment" or "experimental." One of the primary reasons for doing so is the advantage of experiments in establishing causal inferences. Rebecca B. Morton and Kenneth C. Williams discuss in detail how experiments and experimental reasoning with observational data can help researchers determine causality.
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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (August 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521136482
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521136488
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Araujo on November 14, 2012
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The book provides readers with a comprehensive coverage of the main experimental design elements (see Table of Contents) which any serious political scientist should know, since the publication of Campbell and Stanley's (1963) influential manuscript. This book has helped me to design my experimental studies, and is a valuable source which I am used to consult before going to my experimental methods classes. If you learn what this book has to say about experimental designs, you will also be able to understand several problems that researchers find when working with observational studies.
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