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From experience. Social science is said to be empirical when knowledge is based on what we experience.
The study of methods used to understand something; the science of finding out.
Repeating a research study to test the finding of an earlier study, often under slightly different conditions or a different group of subjects.
Logical groupings of attributes. The variable "gender" is made up of attributes "male" and "female"
Group of units - people, prisons, court rooms, or stolen autos.
Characteristics of persons or things
The logical model in which specific expectations of hypotheses are developed on the basis of general principles
The variable assumed to depend on or be caused by another variable
Relating to a mode of causal reasoning that seeks detailed understanding of all factors that contribute to a particular phenomenon.
Presumed to cause or determine a dependent variable
The logical model in which general principles are developed from specific observations.
A mode of causal reasoning that tries to explain a number of similar phenomena or situations
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