Elméleti pluralizmus és a viselkedés tudományos vizsgálata

The author examines scientific studies of behavior. Researchers agree that there is a multiplicity of causal factors involved in behavior. This paper points out that since it is impossible to measure all of them simultaneously, research approaches must inevitably select from among these the ones they will measure. Each selection constitutes a different parsing of the causal universe, creating different effective sets of alternative causes. These support different research approaches, each able to answer a distinctive subset of the possible research questions one might have.

Megjelent: Replika 99, 43–66.