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Perspective: Artifact and Control

Edwin G. Boring

in Artifacts in Behavioral Research

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385540
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199869824 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385540.003.0001
Perspective: Artifact and Control

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This chapter examines the concept of artifact in the context of J. S. Mill's logic of causal inquiry and four conventional uses of the term control in experimental research with human subjects.

Keywords: J. S. Mill; methods; control in science; the problem of artifacts; human subjects

Chapter.  4580 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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