Casting Nets And Testing Specimens / Edition 2

Casting Nets And Testing Specimens / Edition 2

by Philip Julian Runkel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0974015571

ISBN-13: 9780974015576

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974015576
Publisher:
Living Control Systems Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
Revised and Upd
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Overview<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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