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hypothetico-deductive model

Definition of Hypothetico-deductive Model

(noun) A research method in which a hypothesis is deduced from theory and observable empirical evidence is collected to test the hypothesis.

Hypothetico-deductive Model Pronunciation

  • Syllabification: (hy·po·thet·i·co de·duc·tive mod·el)

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Works Consulted

Babbie, Earl. 2013. The Practice of Social Research. 13th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Bryman, Alan. 2012. Social Research Methods. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

O’Leary, Zina. 2007. The Social Science Jargon Buster: The Key Terms You Need to Know. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “hypothetico-deductive model.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 26, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/hypothetico-deductive-model/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

hypothetico-deductive model. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/hypothetico-deductive-model/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “hypothetico-deductive model.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 26, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/hypothetico-deductive-model/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“hypothetico-deductive model.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/hypothetico-deductive-model/>.