S-R DESCRIPTIONS - RKC

[From Bob Clark (930509.16:00 EDT)]

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I've just now been going through some 40 of the posts that have recently
accumulated, while working out "TIME & HPCT," and I think I might as well
send it. And see what happens. I'm planning to begin reporting my
application of PCT to City Government -- with some success to date.
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REMARK ABOUT S-R DESCRIPTIONS
In any situation where the Reference Level is essentially constant, the
system can be described in S-R terms. Each portion of the system operates
as a cause-effect unit (S-R). When the units are combined, the loop can
still be described as in S-R terms. (I believe Powers has pointed this out
somewhere.) S-R type experiments are designed to keep any relevant
Reference Levels fixed, unchanging, during the experiment. This can be
done at any level of the Hierarchy. OF COURSE the results fit the S-R
description! And, naturally, all studies that are inconsistent with this
form of experimental design are rejected.

But this IGNORES ALL CONTROL ASPECTS of behavior!

Regards, Bob Clark