1. In this unit, the classical experimental design and alternative approaches were introduced, and each approach’s differing components were discussed at length. Which of these approaches do you think is most sound in terms of guaranteeing the integrity of internal validity? Do you think that your preferred approach would be useful for ensuring internal validity in all particular circumstances? Why, or why not?
2. Discuss a research question of a public administration topic of your choice. What are the potential areas of ethical misconduct that should be considered for your topic? Alternatively, find a recent story about ethical misconduct (falsifying data, falsifying results, data mismanagement, etc.) by researchers from the private or public sector. What are the implications for this misconduct?