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Inquiry & Research: The 5 Inquiry Pathways: Quantitative Research Designs

Resources related to an Array of Quantitative Research Designs. Be sure to check tabs for further content and resources.

Antioch Program Resource Tabs -- Resources available through the University or Primary GSLC Materials

This is a link to all materials related to Jon Wergin’s decision trees for making decisions on type of research designs:

GSLC dissertations that illustrate various research study designs


Faculty Authored Resource Tabs -- Materials developed by faculty for or in support of residency and inter-residency sessions

Experimental – The materials in this tab cover true experimental designs with random sample selection and treatment and control groups.

The materials in this tab cover comparative study designs including before and after intervention studies and ex-post-facto designs.

The materials in this tab cover a range of correlational designs including regression and path analyses.  Factor analysis is covered under the primary SCALES and MEASURES tab.

Selected Bibliographic Resource Tabs -- Books, chapters, articles, and external dissertations

Includes books on a range of quantitative research designs

Includes chapters on research designs

Includes journal articles on research designs

Dissertations focused on quantitative research designs

External Resource Tabs -- Web links and other non-bibliographic resources

Related  to quantitative research study designs

Video Bank Tabs -- Externally developed videos

This GM Lecture covers a wide range of quasi-experimental research designs including validity issues.

This is an easy-to-understand video by Daniel Storage, PhD from the University of Denver, on correlations.

This video by Doug Krull, PhD of Northern Kentucky University describes correlational research and the possible confounding effects or biases.

 This is a comprehensive easy to understand review of types of quantitative research designs by Dr. Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw.

This is a discussion by Dr. Michael Patton on research designs in the scholar-practitioner context including a discussion on epistemology and ontology.  Dr.  Patton is an independent organizational development and program evaluation consultant and former president of the American Evaluation Association, with a focus on making research useful.

Youtube video presented by Elaine Eisenbeisz, owner and principal of Omega Statistics covers a full range of topics related to study design, methods, survey research, sampling, validation, and analysis.