There is no generalizability crisis Comment


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Lakens D., UYGUN TUNÇ D. , Tunc M. N.

BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, vol.45, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0140525x21000340
  • Title of Journal : BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES

Abstract

Falsificationist and confirmationist approaches provide two well-established ways of evaluating generalizability. Yarkoni rejects both and invents a third approach we call neo-operationalism. His proposal cannot work for the hypothetical concepts psychologists use, because the universe of operationalizations is impossible to define, and hypothetical concepts cannot be reduced to their operationalizations. We conclude that he is wrong in his generalizability-crisis diagnosis.