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principles, procedures, and practices that govern research. It refers to a way of thinking
Methodology
refers to the plan or arrangement used to examine the question of interest.
research design
principle or heuristic in science that guides our interpretation of data and phenomena of interest. It directs us to select the simplest version or account of the data among the alternatives that are available.
Parsimony
refers to an interpretation of the results of an investigation on the basis of some other influence than the one the investigator has studied or wishes to discuss.
plausible rival hypotheses
refers to the results that are obtained from a study.
finding
refer to the explanation of the basis of the finding.
conclusions
considers the logical and epistemological underpinnings of the scientific method in general. It reveals fundamental limitations in the logical underpinnings of observational and experimental methods.
Philosophy of science