eBook Laboratory Experiments in the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition

  • Murray Webster
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  • ISBN-10: 0124051863
  • ISBN-13: 9780124051867
  • DDC: 300.72
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 534 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

While there are many books available on statistical analysis of data from experiments, there is significantly less available on the design, development, and actual conduct of the experiments. Laboratory Experiments in the Social Sciences summarizes how to design and conduct scientifically sound experiments, be they from surveys, interviews, observations, or experimental methods. The book encompasses how to collect reliable data, the appropriate uses of different methods, and how to avoid or resolve common problems in experimental research. Case study examples illustrate how multiple methods can be used to answer the same research questions and what kinds of outcome would result from each methodology.  Sound data begins with effective data collection. This book will assist students and professionals alike in sociology, marketing, political science, anthropology, economics, and psychology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Dedication.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Contents.

Preface.

Contributors.

1: Designing and Conducting Experiments.

2: Why Do Experiments?.

3: Ethics and Experiments.

4: Logical and Philosophical Foundations of Experimental Research in the Social Sciences.

5: Training Interviewers and Experimenters.

6: Human Participants in Laboratory Experiments in the Social Sciences.

7: Developing Your Experiment.

8: Common Problems and Solutions in Experiments.

9: Experiments across the Social Sciences.

10: Laboratory Experiments in Sociology.

11: Experiments on Exchange Relations and Exchange Networks in Sociology.

12: Social Dilemma Experiments in Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, and Economics.

13: Hypotheses, Operationalizations, and Manipulation Checks.

14: The Standardized Experimental Situation in Expectation States Research.

15: Experimental Political Science.

16: Voting and Agenda Setting in Political Science and Economics.

17: Economic Games for Social Scientists.

18: Solving Coordination Problems Experimentally.

19: Experimental Studies of Media Stereotyping Effects.

20: Judgment and Decision-Making.

21: Experiments in Organizational Behavior.

22: Applied Research and Proposals.

23: Conducting Applied Experimental Research.

24: Funding Experiments, Writing Proposals.

Index.

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Dedication.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Contents.

Preface.

Contributors.

1: Designing and Conducting Experiments.

2: Why Do Experiments?.

3: Ethics and Experiments.

4: Logical and Philosophical Foundations of Experimental Research in the Social Sciences.

5: Training Interviewers and Experimenters.

6: Human Participants in Laboratory Experiments in the Social Sciences.

7: Developing Your Experiment.

8: Common Problems and Solutions in Experiments.

9: Experiments across the Social Sciences.

10: Laboratory Experiments in Sociology.

11: Experiments on Exchange Relations and Exchange Networks in Sociology.

12: Social Dilemma Experiments in Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, and Economics.

13: Hypotheses, Operationalizations, and Manipulation Checks.

14: The Standardized Experimental Situation in Expectation States Research.

15: Experimental Political Science.

16: Voting and Agenda Setting in Political Science and Economics.

17: Economic Games for Social Scientists.

18: Solving Coordination Problems Experimentally.

19: Experimental Studies of Media Stereotyping Effects.

20: Judgment and Decision-Making.

21: Experiments in Organizational Behavior.

22: Applied Research and Proposals.

23: Conducting Applied Experimental Research.

24: Funding Experiments, Writing Proposals.

Index.