You are here

Unobtrusive Measures
Share

Unobtrusive Measures

Revised Edition

Volume: 2

October 1999 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Thirty-five years ago, the four authors of this book addressed the problems of validity in social science research. They were interested in new and unused methods for obtaining information. The original edition and an expanded version have often been cited as justification for using novel means to supplement, if not replace, conventional techniques, especially survey and archival research. Illustrations abound in this book. While the novelty of the illustrations will keep many a graduate student amused, the more serious purpose is to authorize and motivate ingenuity in obtaining information. Even more fundamental is the strategy of combining very different methods so that research results can, by triangulation, withstand "threats to validity" that so frequently invalidate single-measure, conventional research.
 
Approximations to Knowledge
 
Approximations to Knowledge
 
Physical Traces
Erosion and Accretion  
 
Archives I
The Running Record  
 
Archives II
The Episodic and Private Record  
 
Simple Observation
 
Contrived Observation
Hidden Hardware and Control  
 
A Final Note
 
A Statistician on Method
 
Cardinal Newman's Epitaph

Preview this book

For instructors

To inquire about the availability of this title for review (print and/or digital), please contact your local sales representative or call (800) 818-7243.

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9780761920120
$89.00
ISBN: 9780761920113
$133.00

This title is also available on SAGE Knowledge, the ultimate social sciences online library. If your library doesn’t have access, ask your librarian to start a trial.