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ERIC Number: EJ882390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1556-8180
Using Abductive Research Logic: "The Logic of Discovery", to Construct a Rigorous Explanation of Amorphous Evaluation Findings
Levin-Rozalis, Miri
Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, v6 n13 p1-14 Feb 2010
Background: Two kinds of research logic prevail in scientific research: deductive research logic and inductive research logic. However, both fail in the field of evaluation, especially evaluation conducted in unfamiliar environments. Purpose: In this article I wish to suggest the application of a research logic--"abduction"--"the logic of discovery"--which is powerful and very effective in constructing and validating explanations of new phenomena ("evaluation" findings, in particular). Setting: The primary focus of the article is theoretic with a case example illustrating the practice of using the logic of discovery. Intervention: Not applicable. Research Design: Not applicable. Data Collection and Analysis: Not applicable. Findings: Not applicable. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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