As aptly mentioned in Robert Murphy'sbook "Lessons for the Young Economist"
Most professionals in the social sciences think that the same method the “scientific method”—should be used in their fields as well . However, the problem is that, quite literally, the objects of their study have minds of their own . It has proved fiendishly difficult to come up with a set of concise laws that accurately predict the behavior of people in various circumstances . In the social sciences, especially economics, things are so much more complicated that in many cases it is simply impossible to perform a truly controlled experimentIn Plain English, that means that things depend on the context, research is a GUIDE to action
and not the recipe in itself