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›› 2010, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (01): 37-40.

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Six Issues in Methodology of Behavioral Research

Xiao-Tian WANG   

  1. Psychology Department, University of South Dakota, USA
  • Received:2008-10-29 Revised:1900-01-01 Published:2010-01-30 Online:2010-01-30
  • Contact: Xiao-Tian WANG

Abstract: The paper provides reflections on taxonomy of complementary research methods, tradeoffs between statistical methods and research ideas, the relationship between reliability and validity, data contamination by expectancy of the subjects or experimenters, the need for avoiding methodological and statistical rituals that may hamper research development, and the synergy of theory and data.

Key words: methodology in behavioral research