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19:49 Mar 3, 2018
English to Farsi (Persian) translations [PRO] Science - Psychology
English term or phrase: academic goal-post shifting
ONE COULD argue that to refute NLP is to engage in argumentum ad ignorantiam. However, NLP singularly fails to stand up to scrutiny concerning its face validity and its construct validity. NLP’s predictive validity is more difficult to ascertain as proponents of the ‘discipline’ engage in academic goal-post shifting and arguments about its ‘constructivist’ nature.
Explanation: If you accuse someone of moving the goalposts, you mean that they have changed the rules in a situation or an activity, in order to gain an advantage for themselves and to make things difficult for other people. [disapproval]. They seem to move the goal posts every time I meet the conditions which are required.