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Experimentation as part of a social science research strategy

Joseph P. Newhouse

Experimentation as part of a social science research strategy

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Published by Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

  • Social sciences -- Research.,
  • Social sciences -- Experiments.

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    StatementJoseph P. Newhouse.
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology, Rand Corporation.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination10 p. ;
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22395931M

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For example, as early as the 6th century BCE, Anaximander, a Greek philosopher, speculated that life could be formed from a mixture of sea water, mud, and sunlight.

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In the social sciences, coding is an analytical process in which data, in both quantitative form (such as questionnaires results) or qualitative form (such as interview transcripts) are categorized to facilitate analysis. One purpose of coding is to transform the data into a form suitable for computer-aided analysis.

This categorization of information is an important step, for example, in. Social scientists, like their colleagues in natural sciences, use a framework of laws to investigate the social world where researches are placed.

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THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH. The Scientific Process of Inquiry. The Social Sciences uses the Scientific Process or Method of Inquiry to study groups of people in order to understand their behaviour.

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