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Unformatted text preview: These qualities often don’t all come together. None of the qualities is more important than the others. ← ← Tasks for a theory • Description. Good description of what happened in the case. • Prediction. Generalizability is necessary for making predictions. • Prescription. Giving good advice requires understanding of cause and effect. • Provide a normative goal. Not just predict, but give an idea of a better future. What will happen if you follow this theory. ← 07/01/2008 09:36:00 ← 07/01/2008 09:36:00 ←...
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- Winter '08
- Political Economy, generalizability, foreign economic policy, int'l political economy, effect Probabilistic statement, Theory Accuracy Parsimony