Methods for the Study of Groups (Excerpt)
J.E. McGrath

Sep 17, 1999


McGrath argues that even though all methods available for the study of groups are flawed, it is also true that all methods have certain advantages. McGrath states that the combined use of these methods yields better results, as the flaws of one method are covered by the strengths of another. Then McGrath attempts to classify the methods by using graphic representation and using two axes for the obtrusive/unobtrusive and particle/universal dimensions (a graph conspicuously similar to the one he uses to classify actions). In addition, McGrath talks about the comparison and correlation. Finally, he talks about the kinds of validity.