Quasi-experimental analysis: A mixture of methods and judgment
Article first published online: 4 NOV 2004
Copyright © 1986 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
New Directions for Program Evaluation
Special Issue: Advances in Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis
Volume 1986, Issue 31, pages 9–27, Autumn (Fall) 1986
How to Cite
Cordray, D. S. (1986), Quasi-experimental analysis: A mixture of methods and judgment. New Directions for Program Evaluation, 1986: 9–27. doi: 10.1002/ev.1431
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 4 NOV 2004
The role of human judgment in the development and synthesis of evidence has not been adequately developed or acknowledged within quasi-experimental analysis. Like ordinary causal inference, comprehensive causal analysis requires not only consideration of plausible rival explanations but evidence that the purported causal agent is itself plausible.