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Campbell, Donald

By: Robert Boruch | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2020 | Length:   3 | DOI: |
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Donald T. Campbell (1916–1996) was one of the most prominent social scientists in the United States in the 20th century. His contributions to the methodology of social research have been numerous and remarkable. He has been recognized by colleagues, institutions, and associations as one of the giants in his field. This entry highlights Campbell’s significant contributions and publications, after first providing a brief biographical sketch.


As a young man, Campbell herded cattle in Wyoming and farmed turkeys in California. He served as a deck cannon crew member in the Navy Reserves during World War II. After his junior college studies in California, he earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1947. As a young academic, he did stints at Ohio State ...

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