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What's your back up plan?

Let me tell you a story about my PhD.

I studied how architects and students gestured when they talked to each other. I was trying to find out what role gesture played in classroom communication and what implications this might have architectural education. 1,222 more words

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What Is Experimental Vignette Methodology?

How can we balance concerns about internal validity and external validity—simultaneously? This seems to be an inescapable catch-22: We either conduct an experiment that maximizes internal validity (at the expense of external validity), or conduct a field study that maximizes external validity (at the expense of internal validity).

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hey, you're sick? can we know where you live? (simple experiments, complicated designs)

i have been working on a blog for 3ie (*now posted, here!), based on a delhi seminar talk i gave recently, in turn based on… 570 more words


Reflecting on a new Research Methods course - Some initial musings

Since September, we have been running the research methods course the planning for which was outlined in this blog earlier in the year. The ideas which I set out below are first impressions – we haven’t started to analyse the large dataset we’ve already accrued over this first term. 1,251 more words

Research Design

Stand up and Be Counted: Why social science should stop using the qualitative / quantitative dichotomy

Over the past year, I’ve met with many doctoral students and junior faculty in my travels around the United States and Europe, all of them eager to share information with me about their research. 1,629 more words


How to Write a Psychology Research Report

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Many of you are writing a research report this semester in your psychology studies. Here is a link to a download of an outline as to how to write a psychology research report. 34 more words

Research Report Writing

Market Research for Innovation: Why It's Important to Ask the BEST Questions

I think asking the best questions is very important to effective market research BEYOND just formulating questions for a questionnaire, or making sure the study meets clients needs. 1,077 more words