Unformatted text preview: The law is used to explain other behaviors. The law "has paid its dues." Any counter examples are seen as the result of the operation of some other factors. A great many observations support it and virtually no findings are inconsistent with the law. As an alternate way to communicate the nature of science, its basic assumptions can be specified. These are issues which are so fundamental as to be unprovable, therefore they are assumed to be true or are assumed to be effectively the case (e.g., this all may be a dream but these are the rules in the dream) If you violate them you will have trouble convincing others of the merits of your work. If you explain an FR pause by saying: "the pigeon was transformed into a rock temporarily", most reasonable people will think you are crazy....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, Hypothesis testing. Formal, generalizations. Hypotheses, paradigmatic rational. Procedures, larger framework. Hypothesis