A survey drawn from social-science research which deals with correlational, ex post facto, true experimental, and quasi-experimental designs and makes methodological recommendations. Bibliogs.
Now I understand why this book is regarded as a classic. It’s because the authors did such a great job of covering their subject (designs for research) when they wrote this book in the mid-1960s. But don’t be put off by the fact that it’s old. What they write is no less applicable to the 21st century reader than it was to readers of the 1960s. This is a great resource for anyone who’s interested in designing an experiment – especially in the social sciences. Most of the examples that the authors use are drawn from the fields of education and psychology, but the reader will find their words readily applicable to other fields of inquiry.
This is a book written in the “old school” style. It’s comprehensive AND relatively concise. I’m sure there are contemporary books written on this subject in more colloquial language, but I bet they are a pale imitation of this classic text.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 84 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (July 13, 1963)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0395307872
- ISBN-13: 978-0395307878
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.8 x 0.2 inches