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  • 15 May 2024
    Alan E. Kazdin

    Research Design

    To the public at large, scientific “facts” constantly seem to change. Some of these changes are dramatic. When I was a child there were nine planets in our solar system. However, a child born today will learn there are eight, but maybe one more lurking very far away. Additionally, scientific research once suggested foods such […]

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  • 27 Jan 2021
    Richard S. Marken

    The Study of Living Control Systems: A Guide to Doing Research on Purpose

    How should we go about trying to understand the behavior of people and other living organisms? One way is to look for its causes. This is the approach taken by most scientific psychologists and is the one taught in most courses on research methods in psychology. Using this approach, the causes of behavior are inferred […]

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  • 19 May 2016
    R. Michael Alvarez

    Computational Social Science: Advances and Innovation in Research Methods

    “Moore’s Law” was a prediction made by Gordon Moore in 1965, when he opined that computing power would grow at an ever-increasing rate.  Something like “Moore’s Law” is taking place in computational social science today, with the rapid development and availability of new methods, new tools, new software, and new data for the study of […]

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