The social sciences needs more than integrative experimental designs: We need better theories

Moshe Hoffman*, Tadeg Quillien, Bethany Burum

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Almaatouq et al.'s prescription for more integrative experimental designs is welcome but does not address an equally important problem: Lack of adequate theories. We highlight two features theories ought to satisfy: Well-specified and grounded. We discuss the importance of these features, some positive exemplars, and the complementarity between the target article's prescriptions and improved theorizing.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere47
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2024

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