for most psychology issues, research is the wrong approach
ppl need to think, debate, explain, criticize. not measure empirical data
observe carefully, document some human behavior. get some examples. but don't just get a low-resolution, imprecise look at mass data and then do statistics
they are trying to copy the methods of the empirical sciences, which were quite successful, but it's inappropriate for their subject matter
so the field basically stopped making progress
there's certainly some overlap in methods btwn physics and pscyh but they are copying physics or even medical studies in bad ways. they copy too much of the format and details despite substantive differences. there's some cargo culting going on
psychology research uses too many analogies, poor proxies, and bad measures to try to get data to do statistics with. whereas physics data isn't based on analogies. you can't replace rulers and telescopes with questionnaires and think ur doing the same sort of science.
You are exactly right here