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Social Experimentation


Volume: 1
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Simulation & Gaming

December 1998 | 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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Donald T. Campbell

The annual Campbell Prizes, which honor the memory of distinguished social scientist Donald T. Campbell, recognize outstanding social science research conducted by Lehigh students. Donald T. Campbell passed away on May 6, 1996, leaving a legacy of high standards for social science inquiry to Lehigh University and the national and international social science community.He was University Professor of Social Relations, Psychology, and Education at Lehigh University until he... More About Author

M . Jean Russo

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