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Word: empirical

Definition: based on experience


Sentences Containing 'empirical'

A growth curve is an empirical model of the evolution of a quantity over time.
An empirical finding suggests that inflation has been significantly lower in economies with full currency substitution than nations with domestic currencies.
An empirical study at Georgetown University found that a large percentage of RAL customers appear to use limited decision processes.
An empirical study of ambidexterity in organizations (He Wong, 2004) further cautions that very low levels of both exploration and exploitation are not sufficient to contribute to superior firm performance.
And I summarize all this in what I call the "empirical attitude."
Babones notes that trade globalization is the indicator of a country's level of globalization most commonly used in empirical literature.
Crews’ change of heart about psychoanalysis convinced him that his loyalty shouldn’t belong to any theory but rather to empirical standards and the skeptical point of view.
Criticisms of Marxism have come from various political ideologies and include ethical, economical and empirical criticisms.
Empirical evidence supporting the theory of ambivalent sexism.
Empirical studies have demonstrated that prices do not completely follow random walks.
Examples of empirical findings from research using the MCS data are listed below:
For the range and importance of its findings, its unique method, and its empirical bounty, Trading World of Asia deserved the unanimous praise it received upon publication in 1978.
God is the absolute Ego, and the empirical egos are his instruments.
Hawkins' empirical 'mindstep equation' quantified this, and gave dates for future mindsteps.
He favoured empirical education economics in Ireland and development economics flowing from investment in science.
However, a lengthy review of the evidence concludes that there is strong empirical support for the hypothesis that dissociation is caused primarily and directly by exposure to trauma, and that fantasy is of secondary importance.
However, she does not advocate a general theory of human "truth-production", justified by empirical observation.
Importance of the use of the dreams in therapy has been tested throughout the years by some empirical studies.
It can be shown that this statement is not correct; but naturalists differ much in determining what characters are of generic value; all such valuations being at present empirical.
It publishes original empirical papers, reviews, and meta-analyses on the contribution of psychological science to law and public policy.
Most are semi-empirical, such as the Pacejka Magic Formula model.
Most of Gould's empirical research pertained to land snails.
Science is the empirical study of processes through the scientific method.
Second it is easy to compare model allocations with their empirical counterpart.
Since the theory’s inception, extensive "empirical evidence" supports the presence of both negative and “positive” elements of sexism.
Smith has called this the single most important empirical discovery of his career.
Social theories are frameworks of empirical evidence used to study and interpret social phenomena.
Some idea of the empirical problems of this debate can be seen by looking at recent trends in the United States.
Some of these principles, first recognized and formulated in empirical studies by Eugenio Barba, may be learned or they may be inherent.
The conference and journal both focus on the empirical analysis of issues of current relevance to macroeconomic policy with particular attention given to "recent and current economic developments that are directly relevant to the contemporary scene or especially challenging because they stretch our understanding of economic theory or previous empirical findings".
The embedded case study design is an empirical form of inquiry appropriate for descriptive studies, where the goal is to describe the features, context, and process of a phenomenon.
The empirical evidence suggests otherwise.
The evidence-based practice (EBP) movement in mental health emphasizes the consensus in psychology that psychological practice should rely on empirical research.
The first to propose an empirical relationship of this type between the mean and variance was Smith in 1938 while studying crop yields.
The group began experimenting with psychedelics and what Smith later called "empirical metaphysics."
The index patterns from an individual patient are compared to similar patterns obtained from people whose MCG data has been entered into a large empirical database.
The key empirical fact is that all particles ever observed have the same ratio of magnetic charge to electric charge.
The Koide formula is an unexplained empirical equation discovered by Yoshio Koide in 1981.
The model studied was where "a" and "b" are empirical constants.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute of Justice recently launched initiatives to support “predictive policing”, which is an empirical, data-driven approach.
There is a continuum from the most theoretical to the most empirical scientists with no distinct boundaries.
There is a specific priority for using empirical research evidence as a basis for planning the provision.
These studies provide additional empirical evidence that support the framework of ambivalent sexism.
This usage is prevalent in the experimental economics literature, in contrast with the theoretical and empirical literatures on auctions.
Through empirical observation, he claimed that children possessed a "pre-linguistic knowledge".
Tiedemann was a pioneer of empirical psychology, and an early practitioner in regards to scientific study of child development.
To accept the patient’s clinical information as part of the empirical database, there must have been an agreement between the two experts.
What is not clear, however, is whether the focal range they cite was computed, or empirical. Abney 1881.
While he didn't devise a theory to explain his findings, it was a good example of how science was starting to change by incorporating empirical studies at the dawn of the age of reason.
With empirical evidence to support his theory, Coombs provided a summary of crisis response strategy guidelines for crisis managers, given here in Table 1.

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