a guide to information sources

Author: Doris Mueller Goldstein

Publisher: Gale Cengage


Category: Medical

Page: 366

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Approximately 1400 references to books, journal articles, chapters, reports, and journals from the fields of bioethics, philosophy, law, medicine, thanatology, science, and technology. Most titles were published between 1973-1981. Classified arrangement. Each entry gives bibliographical information and annotation. Index.

Program Evaluation in Social Research

Pergamon General Psychology Series

Author: Jonathan A. Morell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148313718X

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Program Evaluation in Social Research presents a plan for developing evaluation into a form of applied social research that is methodologically sound, relevant to the problems of society, and built on a technological (as opposed to a scientific) model. Evaluation as applied, relevant social research and as social technology is described, along with its validity and usefulness. This book is comprised of eight chapters and opens with a discussion on the consequences of program evaluation for the conduct of social research and for society at large, and how evaluation can be made into a method of generating practical and powerful suggestions for planning successful social programs. The concept of "outcome evaluation" is also organized into meaningful categories which can be used for the intelligent planning of appropriate evaluation activities. The following chapters consider the types of evaluation that are carried out, the relative merits of each type, and how to optimize the validity and utility of each type. Evaluation as a technological, rather than a scientific, pursuit is also discussed. The remaining chapters focus on the frictions that arise during the implementation of program evaluation; program evaluation as a profession; and how evaluation can be developed into a relevant and powerful method of guiding the course of social innovations. This monograph will appeal to sociologists, social scientists, and social researchers.

Perspectives on Social Psychology

Author: Clyde Hendrick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317562364

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Originally published in 1977, this volume was intended to provide a relatively elementary and clear overview of some of the more important approaches to social psychology at the time. There are a number of perspectives on this discipline, but here, instead of traditional theoretical approaches (e.g. field theory, role theory or S-R) the point of view is from the general perspective. The first chapter approaches social psychology as an experimental science, with the history and philosophic traditions discussed, as well as the current state of the field. Other chapters approach the discipline from the perspectives of symbolic interaction, social development, and ethology. The final chapter is devoted to the uses of mathematical models in social psychology. This volume was intended to serve as a helpful integration of the field, and will still be useful as a text in its historical context.

Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series

Maps and atlases

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: N.A


Category: Copyright

Page: N.A

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).