Quantitative analysis Name Institution Date The various components of an experimental method plan An experiment is usually undertaken with an aim of studying a particular topic in general. An experimental design is therefore used in experiments with an aim of finding observable consequences that differentiate among the different hypotheses and then collect measurements which can be used to differentiate the possibilities of the experiment. The elements of experimental design are: Experimental tests When the hypotheses for a study lead to different outcomes key features can be selected to serve as tests. The selection of the most appropriate experimental tests is usually the most important aspect of an experimental design. This is because it requires an understanding of both practical and scientific issues on the subject under study (Creswell 2014). Researchers are required to select experimental conditions which occur within the frequency implies that the sample selected has a huge impact on the outcomes of the research study (Stommel & Wills 2004). The research method used in the study Different research topics required different research methods. At the same time different research methods are likely to get different outcomes for a similar research topic. Therefore there is need for researchers to take into account the research method used while interpreting an empirical study. References Creswell J. W. (2014). Research design: Qualitative quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks California: SAGE Publications. Giesbrecht F. G. & Gumpertz M. L. (2004). Planning construction and statistical analysis of comparative experiments. Hoboken N.J: Wiley-Interscience. Groat L. & Wang D. (2002). Architectural research methods. New York NY: Wiley. Stommel M. & Wills C. (2004). Clinical research: Concepts and principles for advanced practice nurses. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
In Chapter 8 of the text, Creswell (2014) discusses data analysis and the interpretation of results (pp. 167-182). The author also identifies various threats to validity, strategies for specifying variables, techniques for dealing effectively with study participants, and suggests some techniques for evaluating the results of a research study (p. 178). After examining his suggestions, consider the strengths and weaknesses of his approach as you
Describe the various components of an experimental method plan, as envisioned by the author.
Explain two styles of threats to validity.
Describe the nuances involved in interpreting results from an empirical study.
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