Field Experiments and Their Critics: Essays on the Uses and Abuses of Experimentation in the Social Sciences

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In recent years, social scientists have engaged in a deep debate over the methods appropriate to their research. Their long reliance on passive observational collection of information has been challenged by proponents of experimental methods designed to precisely infer causal effects through active intervention in the social world. Some scholars claim that field experiments represent a new gold standard and the best way forward, while others insist that these methods carry inherent inconsistencies, limitations, or ethical ...

Field Experiments and Their Critics: Essays on the Uses and Abuses of Experimentation in the Social Sciences 2014, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300169409

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