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ERIC Number: EJ493600
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
What Kind of Propositions Are Set Forth in Developmental Research? Five Case Studies.
Smedslund, Jan
Human Development, v37 n5 p280-92 Sep-Oct 1994
Evaluates empirical studies on child development. Suggests that most such research consists of studies of a priori, nonempirical, logical relations between concepts, whose definitions guarantee the relationship studied. Argues that hypotheses are empirical if variables involved are semantically and logically independent. Research that is not based on an explicit conceptual system yields results that are difficult to interpret. (AA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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