"As an introduction to facet theory, this book is good. . . . Many simple examples." --Publication of International Statistical Institute Through the use of detailed examples, the authors introduce readers to the use of facet theory as a method for integrating content design with data analysis. They show how facet theory provides a strategy for conceptualizing a study, for formulating the study's variables in terms of its purposes, for systematic sampling of the variables, and for formulating hypotheses. The book is organized into two parts. Part I introduces the reader to mapping with specific emphasis on mapping sentences, and Part II explores procedures for processing multivariate data. The book concludes with a discussion of the nature of scientific inquiry and the difference between a research question and observational questions. Introduction to Facet Theory will provide researchers with a useful technique for constructing questionnaires and for designing research instruments.
Facet Theory: A Strategy for Scientific Theory Building
PART ONE: FACET DESIGN: THE SHAPING OF RESEARCH CONTENTS
Mappings and Assignments
Formalization of Research Content Design
Definitions and Hypotheses
The Mapping Sentence
PART TWO: INTRINSIC DATA ANALYSIS: THE STRAIGHT WAY TO HANDLE MULTIVARIATE DATA