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Social Experimentation
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Social Experimentation


Volume: 1
Other Titles in:
Simulation and Gaming

January 1999 | 421 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Social Experimentation offers a user-friendly presentation of Donald Campbell's essential work in social experimentation. It includes exploration of the experimenting society; the compatibility of quantitative and qualitative methods of validity seeking; threats to the validity of social experiments and how they can be controlled; the degree to which the social sciences can achieve scientific status; and the degree to which the operations, products and consequences of science have a social impact.

 
PART ONE: THE CONCEPT OF AN EXPERIMENTING SOCIETY
 
Overview of Chapter 1
 
The Experimenting Society
 
Overview of Chapter 2
 
Pleasure/Pain Relativism and Planning the Good Society
 
PART TWO: THREATS TO THE VALIDITY OF SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS AND HOW THEY CAN BE CONTROLLED
 
Overview of Chapter 3
 
An Inventory of Threats to Validity and Alternative Designs To Control Them
 
Overview of Chapter 4
 
Relabeling Internal and External Validity
 
PART THREE: THEORY OF SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL EXPERIMENTATION
 
Overview of Chapter 5
 
Legacies of Logical Positivism and Beyond
 
Overview of Chapter 6
 
On The Rhetorical Use of Reports of Experiments
 
Overview of Chapter 7
 
Sociological Epistemology
 
Overview of Chapter 8
 
Sociology of Scientific Validity
 
Overview of Chapter 9
 
Sociology of Applied Scientific Validity
 
Overview of Chapter 10
 
"Social Construction" Is Compatible with "Validity" in Science
 
PART FOUR: DESIGNS AND TECHNICAL ISSUES
 
Overview of Chapter 11
 
Regression Artifacts in Time Series
 
Overview of Chapter 12
 
Regression Artifacts in Repeated Cross-Sectional Measures
 
Overview of Chapter 13
 
The Regression Discontinuity Design
 
Overview of Chapter 14
 
Design for Community-Based Demonstration Projects
 
Overview of Chapter 15
 
Treatment-Effect Correlations
 
Overview of Chapter 16
 
The Case Control Method as a Quasi-Experimental Design

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