inductive approach

inductive approach

[induk′tiv]
the analysis of data and examination of practice problems within their own context rather than from a predetermined theoretical basis. The approach moves from the specific to the general.
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This study is anchored on the grounded theory using the Glaserian approach, and it follows the inductive approach for theory development.
This is an inductive approach because no axiomatic principle guides this search.
The IRI 2038 project used this inductive approach to create scenarios about the future of the art and science of research and technology management (Figure 1).
The third caveat that instructors have is their doubting that the inductive approach will work with their learners.
Both the Catholic University conference April 9-10 and the Georgetown gathering April 12 sought to situate Pacem in Terris historically--in theological terms, for example, it marked a major shift in papal teaching from reliance on classical scholastic categories of natural law to a more inductive approach based on the signs of the times.
Not surprisingly, however, given the research backgrounds of Peel and Twomey, two of Australia's finest social and cultural historians, the authors employ an inductive approach that encourages readers to imagine what it was like to live in colonial Australia or early twentieth century Australia.
Effective learning for these students is therefore only possible through a more inductive approach using the whole brain.
ix), choosing instead to provide a kind of inductive approach for students in a book that might well complement the traditional textbooks.
Positive attributes can include extreme focus on areas of interest, an inductive approach to thinking, social directness, attention to detail, and ability to distinguish subtle differences in sensory input such as flavors, scents or musical timbres.
It has been shown that when the inductive approach to teaching and learning is used, the typical course is essentially turned end for end, that is, the real-world application or situation serves as the starting point of the discussion.