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  • Paul K. Feyerabend (1976):
    [...This result can be generalised...] Any hypothesis, however implausible, can widen our horizon. It has not led to a better understanding of science and it is even a hindrance to such a better understanding because of its habit of beclouding facts with semons and moralizing phrases (p. 136).
  • Paul K. Feyerabend (1978):
    We may use hypothesis that contradict well confirmed theories and/or well-established experimental results. We may advance science by proceeding counterinductively [FEYERABEND78, p. 5].
  • Paul F. Lazarsfeld (1956):
    You never test hypotheses! First you run everything against everything. Then find out what the relationships are to the 0.05 level. Then you write a hypothesis for a relationship and say you tested it. And that's how Lazarsfeld said to do it [GLASER98, p. 23].
  • Robert I. Sutton and Anat Rafaeli (1992):
    When your hypotheses aren't confirmed, you don't admit it, you change the hypotheses in your introductions with to fit the data. [...] Of course, we always write our hypotheses after we get our results. It is more efficient that way! [FROSTSTABLEIN92, p. 122].
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References

  • [FEYERABEND76] Feyerabend, Paul K. 1976. On The Critique of Scientific Reason. In Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos (Cohen, R. S., Feyerabend, P. K., and Wartofsky, M. W editor), D. Reidel Pub., pp. 109-143. [Q175 Bsps 39 CLMS, ISBN 9-0277-0654-9].
  • [FEYERABEND78] Feyerabend, Paul K. 1978. Against Method -- Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge. Verso, pp. 339. [Q175 Fey CLMS, ISBN 0-8609-1700-2]
  • [FROSTSTABLEIN92] Frost, Peter J. and Stablein, Ralph E. 1992. Doing Exemplary Research. Sage Pub., pp. 321. [H62 Doi HLRBR, ISBN 0-8039-3908-6]
  • [GLASER98] Glaser, Barney G. 1998. Doing Grounded Theory: Issues and Discussions. Sociology Press, pp. 254. [-, -]
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