• Lee Harvey
  • Morag MacDonald


In this short chapter we look at the role played by experimentation in the social sciences. We look first at the standard or ‘classic’ approach to experimentation. Then we briefly review approximations to the classic experiment, including field experiments and ethnomethodological experiments.


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Further reading

  1. Experimentation: Brown (1975); Dixon et al. (1987); Hughes (1976); Potter et al. (1981); Singleton et al. (1988), Smith (1975).Google Scholar
  2. Ethnomethodological experiments: Coulter (1988); Heritage (1984); Mehan and Wood (1975); Sharrock and Anderson (1986).Google Scholar

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  • Morag MacDonald

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