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A 100 years of certitude? Social psychology, the experimental method and the management of scientific uncertainty

Haslam, S A; McGarty, Craig


For at least 100 years the experimental method has been used to add scientific rigour to the process of conducting social psychological research. More specifically, experiments have been used to reduce methodological uncertainty surrounding the causal relationships between variables. In this way the method has proved particularly useful in demonstrating the impact of social contextual variables over-and-above individual differences. However, problems with the method have arisen because over...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology


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