The Quantitative Imperative vs the Imperative of Presuppositions

  title={The Quantitative Imperative vs the Imperative of Presuppositions},
  author={Mansoor Niaz},
  journal={Theory \& Psychology},
  pages={247 - 256}
  • M. Niaz
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Psychology
  • Theory & Psychology
The role of empirical evidence is generally considered to be crucial for accepting or rejecting a theory in both the natural sciences and psychology, which has led to the formulation of the quantitative imperative. It is argued that despite the dominance and popularity of the quantitative imperative, the history of science shows that scientific progress has frequently involved a confrontation between the quantitative imperative and the imperative of presuppositions. In order to formulate his… 
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