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Investigating the Psychological WorldScientific Method in the Behavioral Sciences$
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Brian D. Haig

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027366

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027366.001.0001

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Theory Development

Theory Development

Analogical Modeling

(p.87) 4 Theory Development
Investigating the Psychological World

Brian D. Haig

The MIT Press

In this chapter, a selective examination of one important approach to scientific modeling, analogical modeling, is undertaken. The strategy of analogical modeling is adopted by ATOM as its chief means of theory development. In the chapter, the structure of analogical models, and the use of analogical abductive reasoning both to expand and evaluate the plausibility of models, are spelt out.

Keywords:   types of models, analogical models, analogical abduction, dramaturgical model

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