Based on this week’s resources and additional research, create two Word Clouds. The first should be based on quasi-experimental methods, and the second one should be based on experimental research methods. Reflect on your readings and additional research conducted this week. What key terms or themes surround each of these research methods? This reflection exercise will assist in creating your Word Clouds.
Next, prepare a critical analysis of the differences between a quasi-experimental and an experimental research method. For your selected research topic of interest, determine the types of variables or measures might you want to examine that you don’t have any control over (e.g., age, gender, IQ, or other factors that could impact the outcome dependent measures). With these variables in mind, provide an example of a quasi-experimental research study where you intentionally look at these variables as your ‘quasi’ independent variable; explain why your study would be considered ‘quasi’.
How might you be able to revise this to a true experiment – even just hypothetically speaking?
Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.
Length: 4-6 pages, not including title and reference pages. Be sure to include your Word Clouds with your submission.
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.