Human sciences: summary of problems Observation Measurement Hypothesis Experiments Law 1. We cannot directly observe other people’s minds. 2. Questionnaires may be misleading or biased. 3. Observing people may affect the way they behave. 4. Social phenomena are difficult to measure. 5. The act of prediction may affect the behavior predicted. 6. Human sciences study complex social situations in which it is difficult to run controlled experiments. 7. Various moral considerations limit our willingness to experiment. 8. Human sciences are not very good at predicting things. 9. Human sciences usually uncover trends rather than laws. 10. Science laws are probabilistic in nature.