Introduction to Facet Theory

Introduction to Facet Theory : Content Design and Intrinsic Data Analysis in Behavioral Research

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Using detailed examples, the authors introduce readers to the use of facet theory as a method for integrating content design with data analysis. They show how facet theory provides a strategy for conceptualizing a study, for formulating the study's variables in terms of its purposes, for systematic sampling of the variables and for formulating hypotheses. The first part of the book introduces mapping with specific emphasis on mapping sentences. Part Two explores procedures for processing multivariate data. In conclusion there is a discussion of the nature of scientific enquiry and the difference between research questions and observational questions.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 212 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 0803956711
  • 9780803956711
  • 1,862,079

Table of contents

Facet Theory: A Strategy for Scientific Theory Building
PART ONE: FACET DESIGN: THE SHAPING OF RESEARCH CONTENTS
Mappings and Assignments
Range Facet
An Image of Reality
Formalization of Research Content Design
Domain Facets
Definitions and Hypotheses
The Mapping Sentence
PART TWO: INTRINSIC DATA ANALYSIS: THE STRAIGHT WAY TO HANDLE MULTIVARIATE DATA
Behavioral Theories
Picturing Concepts by Faceted SSA
Behavioral Measurement
Multiple Scaling by POSAC/LSA
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About Samuel Shye

Research Interests: -Developing a systemic approach as a meta-theory for the study of behavioral action systems; developing facet theory and multiple scaling for measurement as a structural theory. -Application of facet theory and the systemic approach to the study of: -Quality of life (theory, indicators and a basis for motivation theory and decision making) The systemic Quality of life - bibliography list -Distributive Justice (theory and models for the just allocation of social and economic resources) - Artificial and human intelligence; Creativity and creative problem solving (theory, test construction and assessment) - Investigative Psychology and offender profiling (associating crime scenes and offenders' profiles and developing computer aided procedures) - Other domains (incl. Educational Evaluation; Project assessments; Organizations)
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