Describe the limitations of psychological enquiry.
The limitations of psychological enquiry are as follows:
Lack of true zero point − Psychological measurements do not have a zero point. The scores that are assigned to individuals in psychological studies are not absolute in nature but have relative value.
Relative nature of psychological tools − Psychological tests need to be developed, modified and adapted according to the context of study. For example, test developed for urban children is not suitable and cannot be applied on tribal children.
Subjective interpretation of qualitative data − The qualitative data are largely subjective and interpretations may vary from one individual to the other.