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Unobtrusive Measures

Revised Edition

Volume: 2

November 1999 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Thirty-five years ago, the four authors of this book addressed the problem of validity in social science research. This revised edition builds on the earlier version's drive to justify novel techniques of survey and archival research. Richly illustrated throughout, the purpose of this book is to authorize and motivate ingenuity in obtaining information.

The authors combine very different methods so that research results can withstand the `threats to validity' which so frequently invalidate single-measure, conventional research.

 
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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