Laboratory Experiments in the Social Sciences

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Murray Webster
  • Jane Sell
  • Murray Webster
  • Jane Sell
  • Description

    Laboratory Experiments in the Social Sciences is the only book providing core information for researchers about the ways and means to conduct experiments. Its comprehensive regard for laboratory experiments encompasses “how-to” explanations, investigations of philosophies and ethics, explorations of experiments in specific social science disciplines, and summaries of both the history and future of social science laboratories. No other book offers such a direct avenue to enlarging our knowledge in the social sciences. This collection of original chapters combines instructions and advice about the design of laboratory experiments in the social sciences with the array of other issues. While there are books on experimental design and chapters in more general methods books on design, theory, and ethical issues, no other book attempts to discuss the fundamental ideas of the philosophy of science or lays out the methods comprehensively or in such detail. Experimentation has recently prospered because of increasing interest in cross-disciplinary syntheses, and this book of advice, guidelines, and observations underline its potential and increasing importance.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    576
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Academic Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780123694898
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080546148

    About the authors

    Murray Webster

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, USA

    Jane Sell

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

    Murray Webster

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina, USA

    Jane Sell

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA