By C. S. Carver, M. F. Scheier
"Seek simplicity and mistrust it. " Alfred North Whitehead "It turns into all too transparent that a capability to determine styles in habit, a capability that a few may well believe happy with, can lead extra simply to a incorrect description than a correct one. " William T. Powers The target of the theorist-the scholar-is to take a suite of observations of the realm, and understand order in them. This strategy unavoidably imposes a man-made simplicity upon these observations. that's, particular observations are weighed in a different way from one another each time a theoretical account is abstracted from uncooked reviews. a few saw occasions are misunderstood or distorted, others are obvious as representing random fluctuations and are missed, and but others are considered as centrally very important. This abstraction and oversimplification of truth is inevitable in conception building. additionally, the abstracted imaginative and prescient builds upon itself. that's, as a constitution starts off to emerge from persevered statement, the constitution itself courses the hunt for brand new details. the result's a development that's extra tricky than what existed prior to, however it nonetheless is generally easier than fact. it is vital for students to think within the price in their job, and within the common correctness of the imaginative and prescient that courses their paintings. This dedication, and the wish of development that follows from it, give the opportunity to proceed even if the paintings is hard and slow.