Contextualism in Psychological Research?
A Critical Review
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Contextualism in Psychological Research? by E. John Capaldi
Book DescriptionProviding a critical evaluation of the assets and limitations of contextualism for doing research in psychology and education, the authors compare contextualism, modified contextualism and mechanism as approaches to doing science, as well as their merits in studying closed versus open systems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761909989
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 9-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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* Explores not only the procedural aspects of psychological research, but also delves into the issue of how to accomplish effective science. * Explicates how hypotheses and theories are to be evaluated. * Suggests that the proper approach to devising and evaluating theories is by abduction, not by induction or deduction alone.
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Author Biography - E. John Capaldi
Robert Proctor is Professor of Psychology at Purdue University at West Lafayette. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1975. Dr. Proctor has been teaching and conducting research in the field of attention and human performance for nearly 30 years. He conducts research on basic and applied aspects of human performance, with an emphasis on stimulus-response compatibility effects and the relation between perception and action. Dr. Proctor is member of several journal editorial boards. He has co-authored four books and co-edited two. Attention: Theory and Practice is his second book with Dr. Addie Johnson; the first, Skill Acquisition and Human Performance, was published by Sage in 1995. Together, these two authors brought an integrated perspective and broad experience to bear in crafting this book. Dr. Proctor is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and an honorary fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
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