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Raven -> black) <-> (nonblack -> nonraven)] may not seem relevant to how actual scientific theories come to be accepted, this is typical of the logical positivist approach. Having adopted symbolic logic as the primary tool for the analysis of science, then proposition forms and their manipulation became the major topic of discussion. The complete lack of detailed analysis of major scientific theories or research efforts is thus understandable, but unfortunate. When psychologists adopted a positivistic approach as the model of rigorous research in the physical sciences, they were, in fact, adopting a method that bore virtually no relationship to the way physicists actually approached research.

The method of achieving this is basically a rational one by way TLFeBOOK THE LOGIC OF EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 17 of the logically valid refutation of alternative conjectures about the explanation of a given phenomenon. Although the details of the definition of the goal of verisimilitude and the logic of the method are still evolving (see Popper, 1976; Meehl, 1978; Newton-Smith, 1981), we find ourselves in basic agreement with a neo-Popperian perspective, both in terms of ontology and of epistemology.

The notion is quasi-Kantian in that characteristics of the human mind, or at least of the minds of individual scientists, determine in part what is observed. Once we have described four of Kuhn's key ideas—paradigms, normal science, anomalies, and scientific revolutions—we point out two criticisms commonly made of his philosophy of science. For Kuhn, paradigms are "universally recognized scientific achievements that for a time provide model problems and solutions to a community of practitioners" (Kuhn, 1970, p.

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