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Specifically, there is a difference between two sets of observations to be explained,  e.g., most pieces of paper just lay there, this piece catches fire. This difference in  observations is to be understood by relating it to the differences in treatments  received by the two groups of paper and the integrated framework within which that  result of the cause was the obvious result of the factors involved. Explanations are  generally presented as a result (B) and then its explanation (A) e.g., the paper  caught fire because a match was held under it and those conditions work in such  and such a way. The explanation for why the pigeon pecked is the specification of  the context for the set of causes for that result such that those specifications "make  sense" out of that result. It allows us to understand the event and not be surprised  by it.  A simple diagram may help depict the various requisites of an acceptable 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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