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To prevent these types of ineffectual and disserviceable practices from arresting the development of a genuine interdisciplinary science of culture, several varieties of such practices, along with their underlying premises, are critiqued in the following sections.
In summary, we reiterate our agreement with Smith (2007) that the confusion of constructs and events is both exceedingly prevalent in the sciences and highly disserviceable to them, and our examination of behavior analysis reveals evidence of this same problem.
Further, because scientists always in some manner operate on a foundation of assumptions, even if not explicitly acknowledged, premises of questionable value might exert a disserviceable influence upon the descriptive, investigative, and explanatory phases of scientific work.