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“Tool development” is a phrase that characterizes another scientific method. And yet, as is the case with modelling, replication studies, and meta-analysis research methods, tool development is much less understood by those outside of the professional scientific community.
To help you learn more about TOOL DEVELOPMENT research methods, Dr. Merritt has put together a sort of journalistic introduction to this style of scientific research below.
…but if you’d rather begin trying to master some of the key skills and sensibilities needed to do tool development research well, then head over to The Workshop.