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Social Measurement
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Social Measurement

First Edition


April 2001 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book provides researchers, evaluators, and graduate students with a user-friendly presentation of CampbellÆs essential work (including his latest thoughts on some of his classic works) in social measurement. The book includes CampbellÆs arguments as to why qualitative approaches belong with quantitative ones as the assumptive background to relevant quantitative measures, his debate with deconstructionists and social constructionists on measurement validity, and an expansion and further explanation of his multitrait-multimethod matrix. By including overviews for each part and article as well as provide social scientists with useful insights into CampbellÆs papers in a format accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: VALIDITY OF ATTITUDE AND PERSONALITY TESTS
 
Types of Validity
Construct, Trait, or Discriminant Validity

 
 
Multitrait-Multimethod Validity Matrix
 
Does the method of Measurement Add Irrelevancies or Does It Dilute?
 
The Current Status of Research on the Multitrait-Multimethod Validity Matrix
 
The Contemporary Philosophy of Science Appropriate to the Multitrait-Multimethod Validity Matrix
 
Biases in Attitude and personality Scales
 
PART TWO: INDIRECT MEASURES
 
Fifteen Validity Issues Affecting All Measures
 
Indirect Attitude Measures
 
Seating Patterns as an Attitude Index
 
PART THREE: QUALITATIVE AND ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACHES
 
Qualitative Research Methods in Program Evaluation
 
The Qualitative Case Study
 
Using the Anthropologist's Informants
 
The Translation of Personality and Attitude Tests
 
Field-Manual Anthropology
 
PART FOUR: THE USE OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
 
Administrative Records as Ontinuous Experimental Laboratories for Experimental Innovations
 
Welfare Recipients and Social Workers as Judges of the Effectiveness of the Program
 
PART FIVE: ETHICS AND RIGHTS OF SUBJECTS
 
Preserving Confidentiality
 
Protection of Research Participants

"This book is a cause for celebration for social scientists of all stripes." 

Charles S. Reichardt
Psychology, University of Denver

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