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Progress and the calibration of scientific constructs: a new look at validity

Rachel Cooper

in Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry II

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Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199642205
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754777 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199642205.003.0006

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Progress and the calibration of scientific constructs: a new look at validity

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In commenting on Peter Zachar's rich and interesting paper I am first going to set out what I hope is a fair reconstruction of Zachar's key claims before moving on to raise some queries and concerns.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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