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5 - What to Do before, during, and after an Experiment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 May 2022

James N. Druckman
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Northwestern University, Illinois
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Chapter 5 delves into the steps that occur prior to, during, and after an experiment – including arriving at questions to explore with an experiment; documenting the steps in the process of conducting an experiment; and considering whether to replicate one’s findings after an experiment. This discussion touches on the themes of the aforementioned open science movement, offering in many instances a cautionary perspective.

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Experimental Thinking
A Primer on Social Science Experiments
, pp. 117 - 159
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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