The rhetoric of psychological research and the problem of unification in psychology.

@article{Katzko2002TheRO,
  title={The rhetoric of psychological research and the problem of unification in psychology.},
  author={Michael W. Katzko},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={262-70}
}
There has been in the field of psychology a long and well-documented discontent with an apparent disorganization in its literature, most often interpreted as reflecting the absence of a unifying theory. This article examines some alternative ways in which some of the disorganization is being actively created by forms of argumentation used in reporting and discussing psychological research. One institutionalized form of argumentation used in reporting data actually generates the proliferation of… CONTINUE READING