O'Reilly logo

Performance Evaluation: Proven Approaches for Improving Program and Organizational Performance by Ingrid Guerra-López

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

TIME-SERIES STUDIES

While traditional experimental research has been quite successfully applied in the natural sciences, time-series designs are considered more useful for many social scientists, including economists and applied behavior analysts (Brethower, 2006). By some accounts, a well-executed time-series design could be even more powerful than a classic experimental design (Brethower, 2006; Campbell, Stanley, & Gage, 1966).

A simple time series consists of the collection of quantitative observations at regular intervals through repeated measurements. Brethower (2006) summarizes four variations of this design:

  • The AB design: Measure what is happening now (A), do something (B), and measure what happens as a result.
  • Repeated AB design: Do ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required