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reasoning from a specific case or cases and deriving a general rule, drawing inferences from observations in order to make generalizations.

Synonyms: inductive inference
RPoldrack about five years ago.

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inductive reasoning aptitude
  • accuracy of participant minus average accuracy of controls
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"Initial definition retrieved from http://changingminds.org/disciplines/argument/types_reasoning/induction.htm"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

Term History

REVISION 5

Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:reasoning from a specific case or cases and deriving a general rule, drawing inferences from observations in order to make generalizations.

REVISION 4

Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:reasoning from a specific case or cases and deriving a general rule, drawing inferences from observations in order to make generalizations.

REVISION 3

Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:reasoning from a specific case or cases and deriving a general rule, drawing inferences from observations in order to make generalizations. (from changingminds.org)

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:reasoning from a specific case or cases and deriving a general rule. It draws inferences from observations in order to make generalizations. (from changingminds.org)

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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