deductive reasoning

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deductive reasoning,

n the ability to distill the pertinent facts and details of a situation from a wider body of evidence and generalizations.
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4) Specific adjustments would most likely be made using traditional deductive methods, or a yet-to-be-developed predictive model of rank correlation.
For better or worse, the logic of choice, not the historical fact, is what is crucial in the deductive method of appraisal.
Now let us consider the epistemological problems of adjustment in the scientific, deductive method of appraisal.
offers a skillful, serious critique of libertarianism, but one which, as my description of his method should clearly indicate, will chiefly benefit only those already deeply engaged in the Nozick-Rawls-Marxist debate or who are interested enough to work through the challenge of mastering his heavy deductive method of analysis.
Indeed, deductive methods are extremely powerful if used in special-purpose applications such as expert systems, with a well-defined use case, limited scenario, and a domain that is understood well enough so that expert knowledge can be captured in the form of crisp logical axioms.
In the third layer, faithful to his declared intention in the introduction of the book to employ inductive as well as deductive methods of research, Rozik suggests five examples of performance analysis, encompassing such diverse performances as Transient Shadow by the Khan Theater, Jerusalem and the installation H.
William is a mix of Sherlock Holmes and PBS' Brother Cadfael, a thoroughly modern medieval who uses scientific and deductive methods to ferret out the monastery's mysterious murderer.
In the chapter on theory and research, Boykin and Schoenhofer find that, too often, nurse theorists have employed deductive methods in theory building while borrowing concepts from other scientific disciplines.
Such targeted results distinguish inductive techniques from deductive methods, which auditors use to look for any signs of fraud, with no particular specific search criteria.
Now let's take a look at the inductive and deductive methods of communication and how each affects the jargon phenomenon.
More importantly, in the common situation in which the "program" corresponding to an algorithm contains numerous details which are no only implicit in the algorithm, surely we should not, as a matter of course, ban the use of deductive methods in connection with verifying these details.
Concerning Fetzer's speculation as to the applicability of deductive methods in connection with complex systems, it would clearly be incorrect to assume that such methods cannot be used for at least some parts of the work.