The issues involved can best be illustrated with several figures

The issues involved can best be illustrated with several figures

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The issues involved can best be illustrated with several figures. They  represent the factors underlying decisions and therefore are somewhat  similar to those used in statistical decisions. However, their details are  quite different. This first figure is intended to illustrate that: 1) only  findings and their associated interpretation within the range of the  paradigm's tolerance are accepted as plausible findings and acceptable  interpretations; 2) Some facts may be inappropriately integrated within  the existing paradigm (missed opportunity to advance to a better  paradigm); 3) some facts could falsely be attributed to an alternate  paradigm when they are better integrated within the existing paradigm  (false alarm); and 4) some findings are so aberrant that we adjust our  paradigm in order to accommodate them and we are correct in doing so.  Note that we presume that the existing paradigm is correct (temporally switching to 
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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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