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nom·o·thet·ic

(nom'ō-thet'ik),
Denoting the generalizations pertaining to the behavior of groups of people as groups, as opposed to idiographic.
[G. nomos, law, + thesis, a placing]

nomothetic

relating to the study of groups and generalizations rather than individuals and individual differences. See also idiographic.
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a community), one nomothetic principle of social capital is that network density is positively associated with trust.
Both life history method and institutional ethnography alleviate two major limitations of using a nomothetic method of explanation, which is rooted in the empiricist tradition.
5) This is not the abstract knowledge of nomothetic science, Platonic ideas of justice, Kantian categorical imperatives, or even Habermasian free speech situations.
In each discipline there were attempts to synthesise the nomothetic and idiographic--that is, to combine general theory with interpretive and historical methods--rather than to treat them as contending alternatives.
These nomothetic devices include structured and unstructured interviews, broadband personality disorder questionnaires that assess for a wide range of personality dysfunction and psychopathology, and questionnaires specific to particular personality disorders.
Stanley Hall's work in the Department of Scientific Pedagogy and Child Studies in the Chicago Public Schools during the late 19th and early 20th centuries offered psychology a nomothetic approach to the identification and classification of experimental procedures which produced meaningful change in students' behavior and performance (Fagan & Wise, 2000).
WISC-IV, WJ-III) Nomothetic (inter-individual) Idiographic (intra-individual) assessment--battery of tests assessment procedures--repeated administerial in a few measures to assess progress over testing sessions time Tests are commercial, Tests are direct, require little standardized, and norm inference; and based on local -referenced and require normative expectations, grade-level substantial inference about standards and/or intra-individual applicability to achievement comparisons Refer-Test-Place Response-to-Intervention Model Focus on determining special Focus on identifying effective education eligibility interventions Specific learning disabilities SLD defined by a dual discrepancy defined by an IQ/achievements definition (i.
Clinically, the behavioral quadrant involves inquiry into clients' sensory, physical, or mental impairments; medical conditions and any medications clients are taking; objective or nomothetic assessments or evaluations; clients' diet, drug and alcohol use; clients' patterns of exercise, sleep, and rest; and any specific behaviors for which clients are seeking counseling.
If accepted, skilled psychiatric diagnostic judgement will have to include an idiographic as well as nomothetic component.
Science Nature Supposed Subjective Dimension Objective Dimension Ontological Nominalism Realism Epistemological Anti-positivism Positivism Anthropological Voluntarism Determinism Methodological Ideographical Nomothetic Source: Own elaboration based on Burrel and Morgan (1979) Chart No 5.
Furthermore, both nomothetic and ideographic longitudinal studies are needed to investigate the effects of specific imagery functions on collective efficacy.
The MH-Smart Project, and most credible psychometrically based assessments, are conceptualised as nomothetic assessments.