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bootstrapping

bootstrapping  

Constructing a linear model of a judge's predictions of a criterion variable and then using the linear model instead of the judge to make further judgements or predictions. Such linear models ...
Cambridge philosophy

Cambridge philosophy  

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In the Middle Ages Cambridge was a good deal smaller than Oxford and produced no philosopher to compare with Oxford's Duns Scotus or Ockham. Francis Bacon was the first important ...
experiment

experiment  

A scientific study in which the investigator deliberately alters some of the conditions of whatever is being observed in order to study the effects of making the alteration(s).
falsifiability

falsifiability  

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A principle on which the advance of science is based, that relies on the process of finding evidence that a scientific finding, belief, or theory is false. It is elucidated in the writings of the ...
hypothesis

hypothesis  

A statement of the expected relationship between things being studied, which is intended to explain certain facts or observations. An idea to be tested.
hypothetico-deductive method

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Often referred to as the scientific method, the hypothetico-deductive method is an approach to testing and theoretical knowledge based

hypothetico‐deductive reasoning

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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A critical element of the New Archaeology of the late 1960s and 1970s which allowed the translation of the ...

hypothetico-deductive method

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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A theory in science is a general statement (or hypothesis) from which particular inferences may be deduced. Thus, from

induction

induction  

1 A form of reasoning, also called empirical induction, in which a general law or principle is inferred from particular instances that have been observed. Many people believe that this form of ...
logic of discovery

logic of discovery  

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The idea that there is any such thing as a ‘logic’ of scientific discovery has been a frequent object of attack, especially by philosophers of science influenced by Sir Karl Popper. There is usually ...
William Stanley Jevons

William Stanley Jevons  

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(1835–82)British political economist and logician. Jevons was educated at London, and taught at Manchester and London. He wrote various works on logic, and in 1870 exhibited a ‘logical piano’ or ...

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