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On Time and Method

by J Kelly and J McGrath SAGE Publications, Inc
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Pbk 152 pages
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There are many ways in which time plays a part in social and behavioural science research and many ways in which studies are vulnerable to the effects of temporal issues - however, little attention has been given to such issues.

On Time and Method is a systematic, detailed treatment of how temporal factors enter research methodology, how they can affect the outcomes and interpretations of those studies, and how attention to them can strengthen research practice.After providing a theoretical perspective by laying out temporal issues at several levels of methodological enterprise, the authors discuss temporal factors inherent in causal inference and the assumptions researchers make about them, temporal factors involved in choosing and constructing research strategies and research designs, and finally temporal factors in measurement and manipulation of variables.

Extended examples on how such factors can operate in actual research programmes are provided, together with techniques which can be used to try to eliminate the effects and their consequences.A unique volume, On Time and Method will be valuable to researchers and advanced students in all areas of social and behavioural sciences.

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