The merits of experimental research notwithstanding, for many questions of primary interest to political scientists an experimental design would too often be infeasible, unethical, or both. We cannot abandon such questions on account of a methodological difficulty. We have to do the best we can in situations where random assignment and experimental manipulation are unavailable. Welcome to the realm of observational research designs.
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