Social Measurement

Social Measurement

by Donald T. Campbell, M . Jean Russo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761904069

ISBN-13: 9780761904069

Pub. Date: 02/02/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book provides researchers, evaluators, and graduate students with a user-friendly presentation of Campbell's essential work (including his latest thoughts on some of his classic works) in social measurement. The book includes Campbell's arguments as to why qualitative approaches belong with quantitative ones as the assumptive background to relevant quantitative

Overview

This book provides researchers, evaluators, and graduate students with a user-friendly presentation of Campbell's essential work (including his latest thoughts on some of his classic works) in social measurement. The book includes Campbell's arguments as to why qualitative approaches belong with quantitative ones as the assumptive background to relevant quantitative measures, his debate with deconstructionists and social constructionists on measurement validity, and an expansion and further explanation of his multitrait-multimethod matrix. By including overviews for each part and article as well as provide social scientists with useful insights into Campbell's papers in a format accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761904069
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/02/2001
Series:
SAGE Classics
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: VALIDITY OF ATTITUDE AND PERSONALITY TESTS
Types of Validity
Construct, Trait, or Discriminant Validity
Multitrait-Multimethod Validity Matrix
Does the method of Measurement Add Irrelevancies or Does It Dilute?
The Current Status of Research on the Multitrait-Multimethod Validity Matrix
The Contemporary Philosophy of Science Appropriate to the Multitrait-Multimethod Validity Matrix
Biases in Attitude and personality Scales
PART TWO: INDIRECT MEASURES
Fifteen Validity Issues Affecting All Measures
Indirect Attitude Measures
Seating Patterns as an Attitude Index
PART THREE: QUALITATIVE AND ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACHES
Qualitative Research Methods in Program Evaluation
The Qualitative Case Study
Using the Anthropologist's Informants
The Translation of Personality and Attitude Tests
Field-Manual Anthropology
PART FOUR: THE USE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
Administrative Records as Ontinuous Experimental Laboratories for Experimental Innovations
Welfare Recipients and Social Workers as Judges of the Effectiveness of the Program
PART FIVE: ETHICS AND RIGHTS OF SUBJECTS
Preserving Confidentiality
Protection of Research Participants

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