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Ex Post Facto Designs: Definition & Examples

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Why would a researcher employ the use of an Ex Post Facto Design in an experiment?

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1. An Ex Post Facto design is considered to be quasi-experimental. Why?

2. An Ex Post Facto design is most often used with, but not limited to, which of the following types of experiments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ex post facto designs are a different type of experiment that examines the effects of one variable on another. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of these studies. The quiz will help you understand the definition of ex post facto designs, the vocabulary that pertains to these studies, and what these studies can be used to accomplish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What these studies can accomplish
  • The pertinent vocabulary and concepts related to ex post facto designs
  • The definition of ex post facto designs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ex post facto designs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ex post facto designs and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ex post facto versus experimental designs
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as quasi-experimental

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of study, review the accompanying lesson Ex Post Facto Designs: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ex post facto designs
  • Differentiate between these experiments and others
  • Understand quasi-experimental studies
  • Understand what these studies can accomplish
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