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Purposes and methods

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 November 2001

Jonathan Baron
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6196 baron@cattell.psych.upenn.edu www.sas.upenn.edu/~jbaron

Abstract

The methods of experiments in the social sciences should depend on their purposes. To support this claim, I attempt to state some general principles relating method to purpose for three of the issues addressed. (I do not understand what is not a script, so I will omit that issue.) I illustrate my outline with examples from psychological research on judgment and decision making (JDM).

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