A Contractarian Solution to the Experimenter’s Regress

Teira Serrano, David . (2012) A Contractarian Solution to the Experimenter’s Regress. Philosophy of Science (PSA 2012 proceedings)

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Título A Contractarian Solution to the Experimenter’s Regress
Autor(es) Teira Serrano, David
Resumen Debiasing procedures are experimental methods aimed at correcting errors arising from the cognitive biases of the experimenter. We will discuss two of these methods, the predesignation rule and randomization, showing to what extent they are open to the experimenter’s regress: there is no meta-rule to prove that, after implementing the procedure, the experimental data are actually free from biases. We claim that, from a contractarian perspective these procedures are nonetheless defensible, since they provide a warrant of the impartiality of the experiment: we only need a proof that the result has not been intentionally manipulated for a prima facie acceptance.
Palabras clave randomization, bias, contractarian epistemology
Fecha 2012-12-25
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Identificador bibliuned:500602
Publicado en la Revista Philosophy of Science (PSA 2012 proceedings)
Idioma eng
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