Illusion of Explanatory Depth

In research, we must consider our own and others’ biases.

The illusion of explanatory depth, described in the video below, can negatively impact the precision and plausibility of our hypotheses.

It can also help explain participant behaviors.

In qualitative research, we can unintentionally disrupt this illusion in our informants – prompting them to give a less automatic, less “natural” answer to our questions.

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