The following are ways to increase paradigmatic detectability

The following are ways to increase paradigmatic detectability

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H The following are ways to increase paradigmatic detectability.  In general, increasing demands for reliability or consistency will  increasingly exclude more phenomena and interpretations from  consideration. Typically consistency demands are deliberate and with the  intention to exclude questionable phenomena or interpretations. However  the deliberate attempt at other times is to find  phenomena rather than to  assure that the finding is capable of supporting a large theoretical  structure.  What we could do is to decrease the stringency of when to accept a new  paradigm. We could be less demanding with respect to reliability. For 
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Unformatted text preview: example, we could demand less explicit definitions, less quantified descriptions, less multiple convergent evidence, etc. This would allow us to abandon our paradigm with less provocation (because we cannot make the paradigm explain our findings.) If we cannot figure out how the Egyptians drew straight lines, we can propose that space ships landed and constructed the pyramids. H The cost is an increase in theoretical false alarms in order to gain a decrease in the number of theories that we miss. We will more often propose erroneous paradigms which waste a lot of researcher's time and,...
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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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The following are ways to increase paradigmatic detectability

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