Casting Nets And Testing Specimens / Edition 2by Philip Julian Runkel
Pub. Date: 09/01/2007
Publisher: Living Control Systems Publishing
Runkel reviews current psychological research methods (i.e., 'casting nets') and tells the reader in an easily understandable way what kinds of information the methods do and do not provide. Any research method is a tool appropriate in some but not all situations. The mainstream research tools of psychology are not sufficient to explain individual behavior and its causes.
Following this review, the reader is familiarized with the concept of causation and with W.T. Powers's Perceptual Control Theory, the framework necessary for a change in perspective on human behavior (i.e., 'testing specimens'). The author explains how an appropriate investigation of causation in individual human behavior should be designed and then expands the view to an interaction between individuals.
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Table of ContentsOverview<BR> What the Method of Relative Frequencies Will Do<BR> Casting Nets<BR> Limitations to Sampling<BR> What the Method of Relative Frequencies Will Not Do<BR> Experiments<BR> Correlations<BR> Using Words<BR> Fine Slicing<BR> Causation<BR> Linear Causation<BR> Specimens and Circular Causation<BR> What the Method of Specimens Will Do<BR> Control Theory<BR> Testing Specimens<BR> Social Psychology<BR> Other Methods and Summary<BR> Action Research and Possibilities<BR> Summary<BR> References<BR> Name Index<BR> Subject Index
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