About this Session

In this session you will review all of the designs we discussed this semester and think through when you would use each one.

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In-Class Activity

A. Comparing Designs

In the first activity you will complete a matrix of designs and design features, including a description of the design, counterfactuals, assumptions, and required data sources.

B. Identify Designs/Methods to Match Research Questions

In the second activity you will identify the best research design for each example research question. You’ll also identify the most likely method of data collection for each question. This activity is intended to help you go beyond basic definitions to application.

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