ERIC Number: ED090962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Ex Post Facto Studies as a Research Method. Special Report No. 7320.
Lord, Harold G.
This paper presents the causal comparative method, or ex post facto research design, as an alternative to classical experimental methods for establishing causal relationships between events and circumstances. A literature survey, conducted in an effort to define and describe the method is discussed. Following this is a presentation of the relationship between the correlation method and the causal comparative method. Both the strengths and weaknesses of the ex post facto research designs are detailed. (WDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.