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scientific method

[‚sī·ən′tif·ik ′meth·əd]
(science and technology)
The systematic collection and classification of data and, usually, the formulation and testing of hypotheses based on the data.
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Macken reminds us that Arnold was one of the "early champions of the comparative method"; she quotes from an 1848 letter to his sister Jane in which he uses the phrase "comparative literature," apparently for the first time, and she points toward his own use of this practice, as he develops a critical method that is "explicitly and consistently comparative" (256).
57) Acton summarized the force of Dollinger's adoption of the critical method when he wrote, "The ecclesiastical history of his [Dollinger's] youth went to pieces against the new criticism of 1863.
5), and they greatly influenced the development of his critical method.
I want to suggest to theologians and biblical critics alike that the origins of the historical critical method ought to make us cautious about uncritically accepting its claim to neutrality.
People in all walks of life and at every stage of their education and career find handwriting to be a critical method for recording and processing information," Live Science quoted Byron Connell, the chief marketing officer of Livescribe as saying.
In addition to a number of close, point by point, expositions of and arguments with some of Berger's classic essays, the volume contains several strking accounts of his presence as a pedagogical presence, from Leonard Barkan's opening account of his early attempts to respond to a Berger essay to William Oram's testimony to Berger's teaching style ("Brechtian"), which he goes on to link to some of the arguments about critical method in his essays.
It importantly reveals, through the focus on the work and personal beliefs of Robeson, the intrinsic relationship between cultural/artistic work and political work, treating culture not simply as an adjunct to politics but as a critical method of politics.
The declared aims of Text as Process are to "understand the nature of the text in a state of process and its status relative to the completed work" and "to develop a critical method and a hermeneutics for interpreting the text in this state" (1).
His exemplar of the critical method is Alasdair MacIntyre, whose inquiry into the history of the Enlightenment project--a "picture" or (as MacIntyre called it) a "tradition"--yielded a multifaceted critique of it.
Ziser dismisses my "very conservative approach," my "outdated critical method," whereas my preface announces and every page demonstrates that Can Poetry Save the Earth?
The two books argue for a critical method for the present humanist that is based in an allegiance to the social and historical inheritances that descend to us from the past.
In this paper, we using the elementary method to study the relationship between the twin primes and some arithmetical function, and give a new critical method for twin primes.

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