Agenda. Scientific Inquiry: Invention and Test A Case History as an Example Basic Steps in Testing a Hypothesis The Role of Deduction & Induction Falsification. Agenda. Science, Society and Social Research Learning About the Social World Avoiding Errors Science and Social Science
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Carl Gustav "Peter" Hempel (born January 8 , 1905 in Oranienburg , Germany died November 9 , 1997 in Princeton , New Jersey ) was a philosopher of science and a major figure in 20th-century logical empiricism . He is especially well-known for his articulation of the Deductive-nomological model of scientific explanation , which was considered the "standard model" of scientific explanation during the 1950s and 1960's.
Must be invented, imagined
Hempel: “Scientific hypotheses and theories are not derived from observed facts, but invented in order to account for them.”
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