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Unformatted text preview: Research can produce a single fact or a large set of interrelated findings. This is not the degree of integration into the paradigm, but rather the degree of integration with "itself." We may want to find out what happens if we do x to our subjects. This is a single fact.In this case, it is determined that level x of independent variable y will have z effect. 5 grams of food results in 50 pecks. The task here is to do enough research to understand how something works across its whole range. In this case, it is determined that the whole family of levels which independent variable y can take can be described by equation 2. This is illustrated in the figure below. Note the difference between the information it provides and the information provided by an isolated treatment (the above figure). This refers to the degree to which an event is taken at face value or is seen as an...
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