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According to Spector, one-group designs are all considered non-experimental since they do not involve assignment of subjects to conditions (Spector, 1981). There are three different types of one-group designs; pretest-post test design, interrupted time series, and correlational designs (Spector, 1981). The text only covers 2 one-group designs which are: pre-test post test design and post test only design. The pre-test post test design is mostly used by behavioral researchers to help them determine the result of a treatment given. The pre-test post test design is measured both before and after the treatment is given. It is also used to identify if participants improved during the experiment. The post test only design treatment involves at least two groups, where only one group receives the treatment. The data is then collected and measured to find out the outcome.
A criminal justice scenario where an outcome evaluation is observed before and after the program is enacted is recidivism. Over the last decade, prisons have become overcrowded, causing taxpayers millions of dollars to house offenders. More rehabilitative programs can result in fewer offenders returning to prison.
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