Establishing the experimenting society: the historical origin of social experimentation according to the randomized controlled design.

@article{Dehue2001EstablishingTE,
  title={Establishing the experimenting society: the historical origin of social experimentation according to the randomized controlled design.},
  author={T. Dehue},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={
          283-302
        }
}
  • T. Dehue
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The American journal of psychology
This article traces the historical origin of social experimentation. It highlights the central role of psychology in establishing the randomized controlled design and its quasi-experimental derivatives. The author investigates the differences in the 19th- and 20th-century meaning of the expression "social experiment." She rejects the image of neutrality of social experimentation, arguing that its 20th-century advocates promoted specific representations of cognitive competence and moral… Expand
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