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The Resource Building experiments : testing social theory, David Willer, Henry A. Walker

Building experiments : testing social theory, David Willer, Henry A. Walker

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Building experiments : testing social theory
Title
Building experiments
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testing social theory
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David Willer, Henry A. Walker
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Language
eng
Summary
Building Experiments is the essential text for understanding experimental methods. In engaging style, the book shows how theory is employed in experimental design, how experiments test theory, and how proper design and use of experiments can advance the social sciences as explanatory sciences. The interactive nature of the text encourages students to hone their skills, building and running experiments while learning the underlying principles of theory and experimentation. The book addresses practical issues, ranging from the critical analysis of historically important experiments to understanding how to recruit subjects properly and protect their rights. Founding experiments in sociology are compared to founding experiments in physics to demonstrate fundamental cross-disciplinary similarities of theory, experiment, and scientific method. Finally, the book explains how experimental research and theory can be applied in historical and institutional studies. This book will be a key resource in social science methodology courses at all levels. --
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Willer, David
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1943-
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Walker, Henry A.
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  • Sociology
  • Experimental design
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Building experiments : testing social theory, David Willer, Henry A. Walker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-149) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What is an experiment? -- Theory and the scientific method -- Empirically driven experiments -- Theory-driven experiments -- Experiments as social relations -- The forms of controlled investigation
Control code
ocm78789291
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 159 pages
Isbn
9780804752459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)78789291
Label
Building experiments : testing social theory, David Willer, Henry A. Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is an experiment? -- Theory and the scientific method -- Empirically driven experiments -- Theory-driven experiments -- Experiments as social relations -- The forms of controlled investigation
Control code
ocm78789291
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 159 pages
Isbn
9780804752459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)78789291

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