Start: Aug. 18, 2005
End: Aug. 26, 2005
Place: University of Oxford, United Kingdom
This course focuses on the testing of causal hypotheses in a cross cultural context. First the basic reasoning and the connected statistical analyses will be discussed for experimental, quasi experimental and non-experimental designs. After that the course will concentrate on non-experimental research. In that part the transformation of verbal theories in testable propositions will be given a lot of attention as an essential part of non-experimental research. After that estimation, testing and correction of causal hypotheses will be discussed.....