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The conduct of inquiry; methodology for behavioral science.


San Francisco, Chandler Pub. Company [1964] .
ISBN 0810201445, 9780810201446

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Subjects Behavior.
Enquêtes sociales -- Méthodologie.
Gedragswetenschappen.
Methodologie.
Metodología en psicología.
Sciences du comportement.
Sciences sociales -- Méthodologie.
Social sciences -- Methodology.
Sociologia.
Series Chandler publications in anthropology and sociology.
Description xix, 428 pages 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-415).
Also issued online.
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.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)711107
(OCoLC)ocm00711107
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WorldCat Identities Kaplan, Abraham, 1918-1993.
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