Chapter 13 Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the logic of triangulation.
  2. Identify the advantages of using multiple indicators to construct composite measures.
  3. Create an index from multiple indicators of a concept.
  4. Explain the value of replication and of using multiple approaches to address a research question.
  5. Identify the relative strengths and weaknesses of the major approaches to social research.
  6. Explain how meta-analysis may be applied to synthesize research findings.