After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain the ways in which causal assertions can be verified.
- Identify the types and characteristics of randomized experiments.
- Discuss quasi-experimental design.
- Relate how natural experiments, including intervention analysis, work.
- Describe intervention analysis.
- Summarize different types of observational studies, such as small-N designs and crosssectional designs.
- Relate the benefits of times series design.