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Journal
2007 | 15 | 3(59) | 67-76
Article title

ON THE PREDICTIVE POWER OF HYPOTHESES

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PL
Abstracts
EN
Predictiveness (or testability) can be ascribed to empirical hypotheses in different degrees. Seven reasons why predictiveness is gradable are outlined. They are reflected in seven ways in which hypotheses can be compared according to the degree of their predictiveness. Hence additional specifications are required to accept predictiveness as a criterion of whether given hypotheses are scientific. Generally speaking a new hypothesis has little, if any, predictive power. Its predictive power will increase as science progresses. Specific problems arise when the predictive power is expected from social sciences.
Journal
Year
Volume
15
Issue
Pages
67-76
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • A. Jedynak, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Filozofii, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-047 Warszawa, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
08PLAAAA03567239
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.f4d0c72a-b547-348f-b213-42b8e2636afe
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