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Based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.‘they provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument’
observed, seen, factual, actual, real, verifiable, first-handView synonyms
- ‘Much of its research, then, was of a sociological nature, and thus had a certain empirical base.’
- ‘These judgments, when known, constitute knowledge that is based on nothing empirical.’
- ‘Thus for Popper the logic of science is exclusively the deductive logic of empirical refutation.’
- ‘These are empirical questions rather than theoretical ones, and the issues seem mundane.’
- ‘The work has a strong empirical base, but it is firmly governed by theory.’
- ‘Viewed dispassionately, the empirical evidence does not support such a position.’
- ‘The only way that you can have confidence in it is to have some empirical experience yourself.’
- ‘Views like this smack more of a priori epistemological ideals than of empirical findings.’
- ‘Kant repeatedly emphasizes that the theory is not to be construed as empirical psychology.’
- ‘The fitting of empirical curves to experimental data is one aspect of data-based modelling.’
- ‘There is strong empirical evidence to support the case for vertical integration.’
- ‘What, then, may we say of the role of empirical studies in the domain of ethical research?’
- ‘Over the course of her term, she emphasised the need for WHO to base its work on empirical evidence.’
- ‘You can't apply probabilistic methods to a phenomenon where there is no empirical evidence.’
- ‘She rightly saw that there was nothing in the empirical evidence that required her to say that.’
- ‘Admittedly, whether this is correct is an empirical question, and we cannot claim to know the answer.’
- ‘The question of whether science causes harm might seem to be an empirical rather than a philosophical one.’
- ‘I think it is too much a matter of perception, rather than there being empirical evidence.’
- ‘Just such propositions take us beyond the limits of empirical particularity.’
- ‘Because natural science can offer empirical proof for its hypotheses, it can verify its claims.’
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