Publisher description for Social experiments : methods for design and evaluation / Leonard Saxe, Michelle Fine ; introduction by Donald T. Campbell.


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Two social psychologists outline a rigorous and rational approach to social experiments -- programmes designed to test new solutions to social problems. The basic principles of experimental design as applied to the problems of social experiments and the practicalities of measurement, collaboration and choosing the mode of research that is most applicable are discussed -- as is the problem of utilizing the results of social experimentation.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sociology -- Research -- United States.
Evaluation research (Social action programs) -- United States.
United States -- Social policy.