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Episode 78: Meehl on Theory

January 12th, 2022  •  1 hr 8 mins  •  Download (47.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Alexa and Yoel do a deep dive into Paul Meehl's paper on theory evaluation, "Appraising and Amending Theories: The Strategy of Lakatosian Defense and Two Principles that Warrant It." It's a classic of methodology and philosophy of science, but what can it tell us about how to do better research?