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.
Fifteen Validity Issues Affecting All Measures
In this chapter we deal with methods of measurement appropriate to a wide range of social science studies. We assume that the goal of the social scientist is always to achieve interpretable comparisons, and ...