Experimental and quasi-experimental designs

Massimo Costantini, Irene J. Higginson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter discusses the probable use of experimental and quasiexperimental research designs in palliative care. In order to describe the most common non-experimental study designs that are used in palliative care research, classical epidemiological methods are used throughout this chapter. The discussion also looks at the methodological issues used in testing hypotheses of association between two or more variables.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods in Palliative Care
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191729980, 9780198530251
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2011


  • Experimental research
  • Hypotheses
  • Methodological issues
  • Methods
  • Palliative care
  • Quasi-experimental research
  • Research
  • Research designs
  • Study designs
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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