Methodology and Epistemology for Social Sciences: Selected Papers

Methodology and Epistemology for Social Sciences: Selected Papers



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Methodology and Epistemology for Social Sciences: Selected Papers by Donald T. Campbell

Since the 1950s, Donald T. Campbell has been one of the most influential contributors to the methodology of the social sciences. A distinguished psychologist, he has published scores of widely cited journal articles, and two awards, in social psychology and in public policy, have been named in his honor. This book is the first to collect his most significant papers, and it demonstrates the breadth and originality of his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226092485
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/28/1988
Series: Heritage of Sociology Ser.
Edition description: 1
Pages: 630
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 9.67(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Social Science and Donald T. Campbell by E. Samuel Overman
Perspective on a Scholarly Career (1981)
Part 1 - Measurement
1. Definitional versus Multiple Operationism (1969)
2. Convergent and Discriminant Validation by the Multitrait-Multimethod Matrix (1959)
3. Approximations to Knowledge (1981)
4. Social Attitudes and Other Acquired Behavioral Dispositions (1963)
Part 2 - Experimental Design
5. Factors Relevant to the Validity of Experiments in Social Settings (1957)
6. Prospective: Artifact and Control (1969)
7. Quasi-Experimental Designs (1974)
8. The Connecticut Crackdown on Speeding: Time-Series Data in Quasi-Experimental Analysis (1968)
Part 3 - Applied Social Experimentation
9. Administrative Experimentation, Institutional Records, and Nonreactive Measures (1967)
10. Reforms as Experiments
11. The Experimenting Society (1971)
12. Can We Be Scientific in Applied Social Science? (1984)
Part 4 - Interpretive Social Science
13. A Phenomenology of the Other One: Corrigible, Hypothetical, and Critical (1969)
14. Qualitative Knowing in Action Research (1978)
15. "Degrees of Freedom" and the Case Study (1975)
Part 5 - Epistemology
16. Evolutionary Epistemology (1974)
17. Descriptive Epistemology: Psychological, Sociological, and Evolutionary (1977)
Part 6 - Sociology of Science
18. A Tribal Method of the Social System Vehicle Carrying Scientific Knowledge (1979)
19. Science's Social System of Validity-Enhancing Collective Belief Change and the Problems of the Social Sciences (1986)
Bibliography of Donald T. Campbell, 1947-1988
Name Index
Subject Index

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