IR scholars have pointed out that norm diffusion is a powerful explanatory mechanism
to understand how military and civilian leaders) make certain decisions.
While the data seem to add further weight to the reviving argument that oocyte quantity (and not just oocyte quality) are key determinants of IVF success, Venetis noted that the results also provide an explanatory mechanism
of why cumulative delivery rates in IVF seem to be improved in cycles with a higher oocyte yield: the more chromosomally normal embryos there are, the more transfers are possible, with an inevitably better cumulative chance of pregnancy.
It was the mid-1980s and the real beginning of a movement to disrupt the dominant paradigm at the time: the focus on individual differences in children's cognitive development as the primary explanatory mechanism
for the influence of media on youth.
Is the "matrix of cultural anxiety" really a sufficient explanatory mechanism
for the "emergence" (recovery?) of the doctrine of double predestination (34)?
It rests on the assumptions (1) that complex and statistically improbable things are more difficult to explain than those that are not and (2) that an explanatory mechanism
must show how this complexity can be built up from simpler means.
Lal's explanatory mechanism
for why liberalism has retreated seems compelling.
as an epistemological attempt to explain how the immanent world of nature could have displaced the divine as an explanatory mechanism
It is possible that intermediate vaginal flora are more conducive to HIV viral shedding than BV, yet the explanatory mechanism
While some researchers believe that biochemical changes associated with completing recommended amounts of exercise (i.e., 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week) is required for mood improvements (Dunn, Trivedi, Kampert, Clark, & Chambliss, 2008), others suggest that feelings of an improved body, induced by simply participating in this challenging behavior, is a principal explanatory mechanism
(Annesi & Unruh, 2008).
Many continue to hold a faulty view of the principle of adaptation, there is widespread misunderstanding of whether evolution has a purpose, and inappropriate assumptions are common about the implications of evolution--along with general confusion regarding the distinction between "change through time" (evolution itself) and the accompanying explanatory mechanism
The second explanatory mechanism
highlights the importance of trust as an advantage for established firms: "New organizations must rely heavily on social relations among strangers.
Haspelmath's attempt to regard grammaticalization as the main explanatory mechanism
of grammaticalization itself is precisely the point that the opponents of grammaticalization take issue with.