Issues of Pseudoscience and Scientific Fraud- Essay Plan

Here's an essay plan on the subject of issues of pseudoscience and scientific fraud. Use it if you want, I chose these studies/explanations as they had the most to write on. When writing essays in psych remember about breadth and dept, 200 words approx for AO1 and 400 approx for AO2/3.

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Issues of Pseudoscience and Scientific Fraud- Essay Plan

1. Pseudoscience- field of study that masquerades as a science-lacks certain important
characteristics. Hines-

2. Irrefutable hypothesis- falsify it- study find no evidence of ESP so prove hypothesis wrong-
people argue because sceptics are present phenomena disappears and so non-falsifiable


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12.Critical Point 1: There is lots of evidence for scientific fraud. Playfair claims that many noted
scientists including Galileo, Mendel and even Newton have resorted to data-fudging. Hines
proposes that, overall fraud has been more common in parapsychology than in other areas of
scientific investigation. This is due to the…


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