Experimentation in Psychology

February 19, 2021
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Chow, Siu L. (2002) Experimentation in Psychology-Rationale, Concepts and Issues. (In Press)

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An experiment is made up of two or more data-collection conditons that are identical in all aspects, but one. It owes its design to an inductive principle and its hypothesis to deductive logic. It is the most suited for corroborating explanatory theries, ascertaining functional relationship, or assessing the substantive effectiveness of a manipulation. Also discussed are (a) the three meanings of 'control, ' (b) the issue of ecological validity, (c) the distinction between theory-corroboration and agricultural-model experiments, and (d) the distinction among the hypotheses at four levels of abstraction that are implicit in an experiment.

Item Type: Other Keywords: Conditional syllogism, control, criterion of falsification, experiment, falsification, generality, Hypothesis, induction, Modus Ponens, Modus Tollens, social psychology of the psychological experiment, theoretical prescription, validity, variable, verification Subjects: ID Code: 2781 Deposited By: Chow, Dr. Siu L. Deposited On: Last Modified:

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