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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