empirical method

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empirical method

A test method, the usefulness of which depends on a correlation or association between the endpoint measured and the biologic effect of interest, rather than on known or demonstrated mechanistic relationships.
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A new way to determine the energy content of natural gas uses a correlative method developed by the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
This hypothesis and the correlative method of division resolve some of the aporiae of the Theaetetus, but yield a purely technical definition of sophistry that fails to distinguish the philosopher from the sophist.
For this purpose a descriptive, exploratory, explanatory and correlative methods are used.
Part three covers monitoring and assessment techniques, including irradiation simulation, microstructural characterization by spectroscopic techniques, fracture toughness evaluation, and probabilistic predictive techniques, and correlative methods used in the USA, Japan, and Europe.
This suggests that current correlative methods should be discarded in favor of time domain processing as used in speech recognition, based on using sophisticated mathematical techniques such as neural networking and Hidden Markov Modeling.