5-1 Discussion Are Experiments the Gold Standard in Research.docx - Experimental research methods can provide the best tool for conducting a research

5-1 Discussion Are Experiments the Gold Standard in Research.docx

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Experimental research methods can provide the best tool for conducting a research. After completing this week’s reading, for using an experimental design can have advantages and disadvantages. For the advantages: In the case of laboratory research, conditions not found in a natural setting can be created in an experimental setting that allows for greater control of extraneous variables. Conditions that may take longer to occur in a natural environment may occur more quickly in an experimental setting. Experimental research is the most appropriate way for drawing causal conclusions, regarding interventions or treatments If other variables are controlled, the researcher can say with confidence that manipulation independent variable caused a changed in the dependent variable. The disadvantages of experimental designs:
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  • Summer '16
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  • Science, Causality, Innovation In Research and Teaching.

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