This book provides researchers, evaluators, and graduate students with a user-friendly presentation of Campbell s essential work (including his latest thoughts on some of his classic works) in social measurement. The book includes Campbell s arguments as to why qualitative approaches belong with quantitative ones as the assumptive background to relevant quantitative measures, his debate with deconstructionists and social constructionists on measurement validity, and an expansion and further explanation of his multitrait-multimethod matrix. By including overviews for each part and article as well as provide social scientists with useful insights into Campbell s papers in a format accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
Validity of Attitude and Personality Tests
In his early training, Campbell was influenced by Egon and Else Frenkel-Brunswik and Edward Tolman, all psychologists who adhered to logical positivism, a predominant philosophical view-point of the time. Logical positivists denied underlying causes and did not invite speculation on objects that could not be ...