Profiles of social research : the scientific study of human interactions / Morton Hunt

By: Hunt, Morton M, 1920-Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation, [1985]Copyright date: ©1985Description: xxiii, 337 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0871543931; 9780871543936; 087154394X (pbk.); 9780871543943 (pbk.)Subject(s): Social sciences -- Research | Social sciences -- Research -- United States -- Case studies | Ciencias sociales -- Investigación -- EE. UU -- Estudio con casosGenre/Form: Case studies. DDC classification: 300/.72 LOC classification: H62 HUB | 1985
Contents:
Part I. Overview -- 1. The world of social research -- Part II. Five case histories of social research -- 2. The dilemma in the classroom: a cross-sectional survey measures the effects of segregated schooling -- 3. Sampling social reality: a complex new survey measures the impact of the government's social programs on the American family -- 4. One thing at a time: a series of laboratory experiments explores the antisocial tendency of people working in groups to secretly do less than their best -- 5. The slowest, costliest, but best (and worst) of methods: two long-term studies, tracking nearly 800 people over many years, find that many of our beliefs about human aging are incorrect -- 6. Twenty thousand volunteers: a massive real-world experiment tests a bold proposal to combat poverty by means of a guaranteed annual income
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Includes index

Bibliography: p. [309]-321

Part I. Overview -- 1. The world of social research -- Part II. Five case histories of social research -- 2. The dilemma in the classroom: a cross-sectional survey measures the effects of segregated schooling -- 3. Sampling social reality: a complex new survey measures the impact of the government's social programs on the American family -- 4. One thing at a time: a series of laboratory experiments explores the antisocial tendency of people working in groups to secretly do less than their best -- 5. The slowest, costliest, but best (and worst) of methods: two long-term studies, tracking nearly 800 people over many years, find that many of our beliefs about human aging are incorrect -- 6. Twenty thousand volunteers: a massive real-world experiment tests a bold proposal to combat poverty by means of a guaranteed annual income

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