Web Exercises

  1. Referencing the site: http://www.education.com/reference/article/quasiexperimental-research/, discuss how you would go about researching an issue of importance at your college/university, or the local school district. What advantages would using such a design offer, particularly in terms of external validity?
  2. Using the following site: https://explorable.com/quasi-experimental-design, explore the how to design a quasi-experiment. For your field of study, describe how you would conduct this type of study, and referencing the advantages and disadvantages presented on this website, discuss how you would address these in your research design.
  3. After reviewing the site: http://www.nber.org/papers/t0170, select an example of a working paper and discuss what type of experiment it is. Was there a factor that drove the treatment variation used in the estimation, and was it exogenous to the outcome? How comparable is the comparison group?