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Introduction to Facet Theory
Content Design and Intrinsic Data Analysis in Behavioral Research



June 1994 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Using detailed examples, the authors introduce readers to the use of facet theory as a method for integrating content design with data analysis. They show how facet theory provides a strategy for conceptualizing a study, for formulating the study's variables in terms of its purposes, for systematic sampling of the variables and for formulating hypotheses. The first part of the book introduces mapping with specific emphasis on mapping sentences. Part Two explores procedures for processing multivariate data. In conclusion there is a discussion of the nature of scientific enquiry and the difference between research questions and observational questions.
 
Facet Theory: A Strategy for Scientific Theory Building
 
PART ONE: FACET DESIGN: THE SHAPING OF RESEARCH CONTENTS
 
Mappings and Assignments
 
Range Facet
An Image of Reality  
 
Formalization of Research Content Design
Domain Facets  
 
Definitions and Hypotheses
 
The Mapping Sentence
 
PART TWO: INTRINSIC DATA ANALYSIS: THE STRAIGHT WAY TO HANDLE MULTIVARIATE DATA
 
Behavioral Theories
Picturing Concepts by Faceted SSA  
 
Behavioral Measurement
Multiple Scaling by POSAC/LSA  

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