inductivism

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Etymology[edit]

inductive +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

inductivism (uncountable)

  1. The scientific method of developing theories and systems by generalising from meticulously analysed data (i.e., by induction).
    • 1958–1960, R.S. Peters, The Concept of Motivation (2nd ed.), ch. i, page 2:
      Systems of psychology…developed, which were products of what Popper calls ‘inductivism’ — attempts to build up generalisations on the basis of carefully scrutinized data.

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