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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728


ATO, Manuel; LOPEZ, Juan J.  and  BENAVENTE, Ana. A classification system for research designs in psychology. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.3, pp.1038-1059. ISSN 1695-2294.

In this work we devise a conceptual framework and develop some basic principles to promove a classification system for the most usual research designs in psychology based on three strategies (manipulative, associative and descriptive) from which emerge different types of studies, three for manipulative strategy (experimental, quasi-experimental and single-case), three for associative strategy (comparative, predictive and explanatory) and two for descriptive strategy (observational and selective).

Keywords : Research methodology; research design; experimental design; non experimental design.

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