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In Defense of Practical Theory

  • Seymour Adler (a1) and Anthony S. Boyce (a1)

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Chamorro-Premuzic, Winsborough, Sherman, and Hogan (2016) end their focal article with a quote worth remembering from Immanuel Kant: “Theory without data is groundless, but data without theory is just uninterpretable.” We begin with a quote even better known to industrial–organizational (I-O) psychologists in part because it has served for over 65 years as a foundational principle of our field: “There is nothing as practical as a good theory” (Lewin, 1951, p. 169).

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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Seymour Adler, Aon Hewitt, 199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038. E-mail: seymour.adler@aonhewitt.com

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