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The conduct of inquiry : methodology for behavioral science

Author: Abraham Kaplan
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©1998.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Kaplan
ISBN: 0765804484 9780765804488
OCLC Number: 1010743224
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco : Chandler Pub. Co., 1964.
Description: xxiii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Methodology. Logic-in-use and reconstructed logic --
Logic and psychology --
The task of methodology --
"Scientific method" in behavioral science --
Concepts. The empirical basis --
Functions of concepts --
Theoretical terms --
Openness of meaning --
Specification of meaning --
Concepts in behavioral science --
Laws. Functions of laws --
The content of laws --
Types of laws --
Laws in behavioral science --
Experiment. The process of observation --
Observation in behavioral science --
Functions of experiment --
The structure of experiment --
Experiment in behavioral science --
Measurement. Functions of measurement --
The structure of measurement --
Scales --
Validity --
Measurement in behavioral science --
Statistics. Functions of statistics --
Probability and induction --
Statistical description --
Statistical hypotheses --
Statistics in behavioral science --
Models. The structure of models --
Functions of models --
Shortcomings of models --
Models in behavioral science --
Theories. Theories and laws --
Functions of theories --
Validation of theories --
Theories in behavioral science --
Explanation. The pattern model --
The deductive model --
Explanation and prediction --
Functions of explanation --
Explanation in behavioral science --
Values. Values in inquiry --
Theory of value --
Behavioral science and policy --
The future of behavioral science.
Responsibility: Abraham Kaplan ; with a new introduction by Charles Wolf, Jr.

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