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Laboratory experiments in the social sciences

Author: Murray Webster; Jane Sell
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press/Elsevier, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers information for researchers about the ways and means to conduct experiments. This title also offers 'how-to' explanations of the problems and challenges faced by those involved in social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Webster; Jane Sell
ISBN: 9780123694898 0123694892
OCLC Number: 124074793
Description: xxi, 551 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction to the philosophy of experimentation. Why do experiments? / Murray Webster, Jr. & Jane Sell --
Experiments and the science of sociology / Henry A. Walker & David Willer --
Logical and philosophical foundations of experimental research in the social sciences / Shane R. Thye --
The external validity of experiments that test theories / Morris Zelditch, Jr. --
Hypotheses, operationalizations, and manipulation checks / Martha Foschi --
pt. 2. Designing and conducting experiments. Ethics and experiments / Karen A. Hegtvedt --Technological issues related to experiments / Lisa Troyer --
Funding experiments, writing proposals / Murray Webster, Jr. --
Developing your experiment / Lisa Slattery Rashotte --
Human participants in laboratory experiments in the social sciences / Will Kalkhoff [and others] --
Training interviewers and experimenters / Robert K. Shelly --
Common problems and solutions / Kathy J. Kuipers & Stuart J. Hysom --
pt. 3. Experiments across the social sciences. Conducting applied experimental research / James E. Driskell & Jennifer King --
The standardized experimental situation in expectation states research: notes on history, uses, and special features / Joseph Berger --
Experiments on exchange relations and exchange networks in sociology / Linda D. Molm --
Solving coordination problems, experimentally --
Voting and agenda setting in political science and economics / Rick K. Wilson --
Social dilemma experiments in sociology, psychology, political science, and economics / Jane Sell --
pt. 4. Experiments in the twenty-first century. Experimental political science / Rose McDermott --
Economic games for social scientists / Catherine Eckel --
Laboratory experiments in sociology / Morris Zelditch, Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Murray Webster, Jr. and Jane Sell.
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