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Measurement in social psychology / edited by Hart Blanton, Jessica M. LaCroix and Gregory D. Webster.

Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
vi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
Frontiers of social psychology (Routledge)
Frontiers of social psychology
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Subjects:
Psychology -- Research -- Methodology.
Psychometrics.
Social psychology.
Summary:
Although best known for experimental methods, social psychology also has a strong tradition of measurement. This volume seeks to highlight this tradition by introducing readers to measurement strategies that help drive social psychological research and theory development. The books opens with an analysis of the measurement technique that dominates most of the social sciences, self-report. Chapter 1 presents a conceptual framework for interpreting the data generated from self-report, which it uses to provide practical advice on writing strong and structured self-report items. From there, attention is drawn to the many other innovative measurement and data-collection techniques that have helped expand the range of theories social psychologists test. Chapters 2 through 6 introduce techniques designed to measure the internal psychological states of individual respondents, with strategies that can stand alone or complement anything obtained via self-report. Included are chapters on implicit, elicitation, and diary approaches to collecting response data from participants, as well as neurological and psychobiological approaches to inferring underlying mechanisms. The remaining chapters introduce creative data-collection techniques, focusing particular attention on the rich forms of data humans often leave behind. Included are chapters on textual analysis, archival analysis, geocoding, and social media harvesting. The many methods covered in this book complement one another, such that the full volume provides researchers with a powerful toolset to help them better explore what is "social" about human behavior.
Contents:
From principles to measurement / James Jaccard and Hart Blanton
Implicit measures / Bertram Gawronski and Adam Hahn
Elicitation research / William Fisher, Jeffrey Fisher, and Katrina Aberizk
Psychobiological measurement / Peggy M. Zocolla
Event-related brain potentials / Meredith P. Levsen, Hannah Volpert-Esmond, and Bruce D. Bartholow
Textual analysis / Cindy K. Chung and James W Pennebaker
Intensive longitudinal analysis / Marcella Boynton and Ross O'Hara
Archival analysis / Brett W. Pelham
Geocoding / Natasza Marrouch and Blair T. Johnson
Social media harvesting / Man-pui Sally Chan, Alex Morales, Mohsen Farhadloo, Ryan Joseph Palmer, and Dolores Albarracín.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Blanton, Hart, 1967- editor.
LaCroix, Jessica M., editor.
Webster, Gregory D., editor.
ISBN:
9781138913233
1138913235
9781138913240
1138913243
9780429452925 (ebk)
OCLC:
1033549516