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disconfirmation

[diskon′fərmā′shən]
a dysfunctional communication that negates, discounts, or ignores information received from another person.
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Our queries of the pretest panel indicated also that asking workers to check the correctness of the hypotheses was perceived as open-ended--thus allowing search for information that would either confirm or disconfirm the hypothesis.
This cluster did not rely on cognitive heuristics; rather, their case reviews were uniformly lengthy and thorough, seeking both to Support and to Disconfirm Initial Hypotheses about the client.
stimulates not only an analysis of cause but also requires students to employ their inference skills in an effort to generate, and subsequently confirm or disconfirm, their hypotheses regarding cause.
Diagnostic tests disconfirm at least one hypothesis on every test trial, whereas positive tests offer only a potential to disconfirm.
With no medical measures or tests to disconfirm mental illness diagnoses, psychiatric estimations of the incidence of mental illness seem to be boundless.
What evidence might I discover which might disconfirm what I am claiming, what I have just said?
The result is often more work for us physicians who must now spend time explaining why the patient's finding is not important, and worse, might end up ordering more (real) tests to disconfirm what the at-home home test found.
Gathering at Sintagma Square in Athens, the group called on to "take collective action to disconfirm government's plans".
We also sought information from the state Employment Department on job trends and sought feedback from focused employer interviews to confirm or disconfirm our findings.
If accountants want to increase their professional skepticism, it is important for them to change their mindsets to seek or interpret evidence in ways that disconfirm prior beliefs or expectations.
Such a criterion would delineate claims that observation can confirm or disconfirm from those it cannot.
Ironically, one and the same recent event seems, depending on one's perspective, simultaneously to confirm and disconfirm both Nozickian libertarianism and Marxian communism--namely, the global financial crisis that began in 2008.