Unformatted text preview: network and consensual validation as well as some form of empirical support. We must have some mechanism whereby we can resolve disagreements of substance advanced by people of good conscience. These issues are the point of this manuscript. If we wish to construct truthful systematic knowledge, then we will have to have procedures which will assure that we get exactly that. Observational techniques take nature the way it comes. If knowledge were "food", observation is getting a meal by going to a restaurant, you get it the way it is served. Sometimes it's useful knowledge that you can use to better understand things, but sometimes it's mixed with confounds which make it impossible to consume....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, relatively passive observation, direct personal experience., truthful systematic knowledge