The Nature and Functions of Experimental Questions

  • James M. Johnston
  • H. S. Pennypacker
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


Perhaps the most significant fact about experimental questions is that they do not exist independently of experimenters. Even saying that experimental questions are created by experimenters misses the mark by implying that something is being constructed that, like a house, is therefore separate from its creator.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • James M. Johnston
    • 1
  • H. S. Pennypacker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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