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Definition of Inductive Model

(noun) A research method in which a theory is induced through the collection of experiments or observations.

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Syllabification: in·duc·tive mod·el

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /in-dUHk-tiv mAHd-l/
  • British English – /in-dUHk-tiv mOdl/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English: /ɪnˈdʌktɪv ˈmɑdl̩/
  • British English: /ɪnˈdʌktɪv ˈmɒdl/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: inductive models
  • If the hypothesis is true, the theory is confirmed but if the hypothesis is false, the theory is disconfirmed.
  • The more confirming evidence collected through experiments or observations increases the probability that a theory is true, however it does not guarantee that the conclusion is true because there is always a possibility of unfound disconfirming evidence existing.

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Cite the Definition of Inductive Model

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “inductive model.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 7, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/inductive-model/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

inductive model. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/inductive-model/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “inductive model.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 7, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/inductive-model/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“inductive model.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 7 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/inductive-model/>.