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Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference Paperback – January 2, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0395615560 ISBN-10: 0395615569 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2 edition (January 2, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395615569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395615560
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...I received my book yesterday...thank you so much! I used the 1979 version a lot in my PhD program and am eagerly re-reading it. It's a great experimental design book and is excellent for explaining validity issues to students!"

About the Author

William Shadish (Ph.D., 1978, Purdue University) is a professor of psychology at the University of Memphis. His recent research pertains to experimental design, meta-analysis, methodology, and program evaluation theory. In the past, he has done extensive research on long-term care for the chronically mentally ill. With his colleagues at the University of Memphis, Dr. Shadish has studied the psychology of science, both theoretically and empirically.

Thomas D. Cook (Ph.D., 1967, Stanford University) is a professor of sociology, psychology, education and social policy, as well as a Faculty Fellow, Institute of Policy Research at Northwestern University. His major research interests include examining routes out of poverty and methodology, dealing with the design and execution of social experiments, methods for promoting causal generalization, and theories of evaluation practice. Dr. Cook has written or edited seven books and has published numerous articles and book chapters. He was the recipient of the Myrdal Prize for Science from the Evaluation Research Society in 1982 and the Donald Campbell Prize for Innovative Methodology from the Policy Sciences Organization in 1988. He is a trustee of the Russell Sage Foundation and a member of its committee on the Future of Work.


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This book helped me get an A on my research design paper.
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Anyone who is interested in designing or interpreting an experiment or a quasi-experiment in the social and behavioral sciences would benefit greatly by reading it.
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I finally got this book yesterday, and it took about 10 days.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Maxwell on October 25, 2010
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I want to emphasize something that I think explains the very mixed reviews of this book--that it's NOT an introduction to experimental research. This book is the successor to Campbell and Stanley's Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research and Cook and Campbell's Quasi-Experimentation, both pathbreaking works in this field. It is by far the most sophisticated and thoughtful analysis of the experimental approach to social research, and explores in depth some issues (such as causation) that other books only touch on. Donald Campbell was the major figure in the development of this approach, and this book continues the tradition he began, significantly expanding and revising his arguments. I can understand the frustration of students who are assigned this book in an introductory course, but every researcher who plans on actually doing experimental research in the social sciences (not psychology) needs this book--particularly the last chapter, "A Critical Assessment of Our Assumptions."
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By V. Vasireddy on February 6, 2007
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I am a doctoral student in public health and recommend this book to my fellow doctoral students out there. It is a thorough and comprehensive text on research methods. I have gone through quite a few texts with similar titles and this stands out as the best.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Sisreview on February 1, 2003
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This book is comprehensive and incredibly useful. Anyone who is interested in designing or interpreting an experiment or a quasi-experiment in the social and behavioral sciences would benefit greatly by reading it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By usererrr on April 14, 2013
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I appreciate this is a formative text. My instructor held it almost biblical in nature. I do wish, however, it was more approachable in it's language. At 600 something pages, it amazes me that textbook authors would rather exercise their mastery of language and slow reading explanations (which leave many students exchanging time for skimmed chapters) than make their work approachable.

Make the language plainer. Make the book more scannable. Call out examples. Call out explanations or re-explanations of ideas. Make this 600 pager read like a 400 pager and get alot more students into the knowledge they need!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joel E. Williams on April 24, 2012
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This book is THE resource for those who are serious about research design. As another reviewer said, it is NOT an introductory textbook on research. This book requires mature, graduate-level thinking and comprehension. Those who give it low ratings appear to be people who do not want to do research as a career, do not take research seriously, or simply want an easy, watered-down resource for whatever reason. Cook, Campbell (and now Shaddish) are revolutionaries of social science research design. There is no better, or more comprehensive, textbook available for serious grad students and future applied researchers.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Jacobs VINE VOICE on February 25, 2010
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For a textbook, this is a very easy to read book that provides a complete overview of experimental design options, the rationale for using various methods and the benefits and drawbacks of each. An essential primer for anyone interested in research, evaluation or experimental design.
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This was great! I like the book a lot and I'm very happy with everything! It's super good just as I'd been told. I use this book a lot.
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By TBuckDurham on May 29, 2014
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This book was recommended to me by a friend who is more familiar with these experimental methods than I am. I have not been disappointed- Shadish explains the techniques in an easy-to-understand manner, with enough details to develop ideas into research questions. Unless you're a methodologist, you'll still need help carrying out studies using these methods, but the knowledge contained in this book goes a long way toward getting the process started. Highly recommended.
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