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agreement reality
Those things we “know” as part and parcel of the culture we share with those around us.
attribute
A characteristic of a person or a thing. See variable.
deduction
The logical model in which specific expectations of hypotheses are developed on the basis of general principles.
dependent variable
A variable assumed to depend on or be caused by another (called the independent variable).
epistemology
The science of knowing; systems of knowledge.
idiographic
An approach to explanation in which we seek to exhaust the idiosyncratic causes of a particular condition or event.
independent variable
A variable with values that are not problematical in an analysis but are taken as simply given: presumed to cause or determine a dependent variable.
induction
The logical model in which general principles are developed from specific observations.
methodology
The science of finding out; procedures for scientific investigation.
nomothetic
An approach to explanation in which we seek to identify a few causal factors that generally impact a class of conditions or events.
replication
Repeating an experiment to expose or reduce error.
theory
A systematic explanation for the observations that relate to a particular aspect of life: juvenile delinquency, for example
variable
A logical set of attributes. The variable sex is made up of the attributes male and female.