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Response to goldent (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 09:55 PM

18. they would *attempt* to falsify the results..

 

..because that's teh scientific method. whatever the confirmation bias of the researchers, if they can't show that the first study is (very narrowly) wrong, then they just added to the weight of evidence in it's favor.

it's called the principle of falsifiability. here ya go..
http://dictionary-psychology.com/index.php?a=term&d=Dictionary+of+psychology&t=Falsifiability

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