Measurement for a human science.

@article{Mirowsky2002MeasurementFA,
  title={Measurement for a human science.},
  author={John Mirowsky and Catherine E. Ross},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={152-70}
}
This paper argues a number of points about measurement in the sociology of mental health: (1) measurement is critical, (2) measures should represent and assess elements of human experience, taking measure of life as people feel it, sense it, and understand it, and (3) social scientists should create a human science, producing information for the people it studies so that they can better understand and control their own lives. We argue that a human science is best achieved with the use of… CONTINUE READING

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