Unobtrusive Measures / Edition 1

Unobtrusive Measures / Edition 1

by Eugene J. Webb, Donald T. Campbell, Richard D. Schwartz, Lee Sechrest
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761920129

ISBN-13: 9780761920120

Pub. Date: 10/12/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Thirty-five years ago, the four authors of this book addressed the problems of validity in social science research. They were interested in new and unused methods for obtaining information. The original edition and an expanded version have often been cited as justification for using novel means to supplement, if not replace, conventional techniques, especially

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Thirty-five years ago, the four authors of this book addressed the problems of validity in social science research. They were interested in new and unused methods for obtaining information. The original edition and an expanded version have often been cited as justification for using novel means to supplement, if not replace, conventional techniques, especially survey and archival research. Illustrations abound in this book. While the novelty of the illustrations will keep many a graduate student amused, the more serious purpose is to authorize and motivate ingenuity in obtaining information. Even more fundamental is the strategy of combining very different methods so that research results can, by triangulation, withstand "threats to validity" that so frequently invalidate single-measure, conventional research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761920120
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/12/1999
Series:
Sage Classics Series, #2
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

Approximations to Knowledge
Approximations to Knowledge
Physical Traces
Erosion and Accretion
Archives I
The Running Record
Archives II
The Episodic and Private Record
Simple Observation
Contrived Observation
Hidden Hardware and Control
A Final Note
A Statistician on Method
Cardinal Newman's Epitaph

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