This volume introduces the reader to one of the most fundamental topics in social science statistics: experimental design. The authors clearly show how to select an experimental design based on the number of independent variables and the number of subjects. Other topics addressed include variability, hypothesis testing, how ANOVA can be extended to the multi-group situation, the logic of the t test and completely randomized designs.

Completely Randomized Design

Completely randomized are the most elementary of experimental designs, and for purposes of notation will be tentatively designated CR-g (where g equals the number of groups), as suggested by Kirk (1982). (A more descriptive designation will be introduced in Section 8.1.) The design in Chapter 4, for example, was of the ...

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