Testing Tools of Reasoning

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Bertil Rolf
Title: Testing Tools of Reasoning
Journal: APA Newsletters
Year: 2007
Volume: 07
Issue: 01
ISSN: 1067-9464
Publisher: The American Philosophica Association
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: bertil.rolf@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: This paper claims that there are two kinds of empirical testing: intercontextual and intracontextual, depending on the intended scope of inductive generalization. Intercontextual tests would need to correct for mechanisms contributing to effects. Such mechanisms are today largely unknown. Intracontextual testing is far safer. But are not its lessons tied to a specific context? It will be shown that, to some extent, its lessons generalize beyond its context.
Subject: Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science\General
Business Administration\Information
Keywords: Test Efficacy Education Reasoning Computer support
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