Scaling: A Sourcebook for Behavioral Scientists 1st Edition

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Gary Maranell

Year 2007
Pages 456
Publisher Routledge
Language en
ISBN 9780202361758
File Size 89.17 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 104
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Despite the obvious importance of measurement in any scientific endeavor, few students of the social sciences receive adequate training in the principles and problems of assigning numerical values to the subjects, objects, events, groups and operations they study, and still less in the process of translating theoretical ideas and concepts into variables. This kind of casualness with respect to measurement is often in marked contrast to their methodically designed research, which has grown out of subtle and sophisticated theoretical consideration.