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.
Overview of Chapter 5
As a part of a festschrift honoring Donald Fiske, Campbell presents his own perspective on philosophy of science, which he believes is compatible with the scientific practices of Fiske. Campbell and Fiske's 1959 article on the multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) ...