explanandum


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  • noun

Synonyms for explanandum

(logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained

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First, it is unclear what the target explanandum is actually supposed to be.
2009; Van Veen and Marsman 2008), some other scholars examined this relationship with a firm's internationalization as an explanandum (Carpenter and Fredrickson 2001; Carpenter et al.
But this would make the reference something of a digression, given that Harte holds, as I do, that the chapter's principal explanandum is the unity of form.
The book's framework treats institutional variation as both explanandum and explanans: not only are the design features of institutions--from decision rules to membership restrictions--subject to analysis, but so too are their origins and their effects on a regime's efficiency.
Before arguing that arguments can be developed to move me from descriptions of biological facts to a prescriptive ethic, I want first to emphasise just how much Thinking Ecologically is at its core a response to scepticism and the challenge of reductionism: the view that complex ideas and explanations can be eliminated because simpler ideas and explanations can account for the same phenomenon or explanandum.
Saying that certain things cause certain effects because they have the power to cause those effects is vacuous because it is just a redescription of the explanandum.
Another problem in Pattberg's explanation is the nature of the explanandum.
Most of the few recent studies that do take maturity as an explanandum regrettably do not focus on gender as well.
The explanandum is the different distribution of the auxiliary 'have' in modern Spanish (cf.
Weber pursues singular causal analysis, in which the explanandum is a concrete historical particular, not a part of a general process or law.
Overall, the model seeks to reconstruct language change by telling a comprehensive, if 'only' probabilistic, story, which shows how the explanandum could have been effected.
All causal claims should identify as clearly as possible the explanandum (the consequent in counterfactual cases), the explicans (the antecedent), and the principle connecting the two (Tetlock and Belkin 1996b; Lebow 2000b).
All functional explanations, it turns out, have the suspicious feature that the explanandum (the thing to be explained) is temporally prior to the explanans (that which does the explaining).
In that way the industrial policy work has not been based on a qualitative micro sociological understanding of the industrial organization, because the explanans (with what we explain) has just been a replication of the explanandum (what we seek to explain).
By this process of incorporation, economic policies have become part of the explanandum of economics, which has expanded to include them.