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Week 7 Feb 10, 2016 Definition’s Purposes 1. Naming phenomenon and ideas 2. Contextual , detailed, cleared, situational knowledge 3. Positioning readers in common ground 4. Explaining observable phenomenon and ieas What are abstractions? Ie. Can’t touch friendship, love, satisfaction, names for phenomenon using language to translate the world o Here are some examples you know, or at least work towards defining your whole lives: Love Life’s purpose Friendship Defining abstractions In Context Abstraction: LOVE o LOVE is defined by MUSIC = ? o LOVE is defined by CHEMISTRY = ? o LOVE for a class as defined by UBC students = ? Context specific definitions/ context….. This Class: Our Scholarship Defining Abstractions in Scholarships o Jansen & van der Meer = “perceives transitional self-efficacy” o Lammers et al. = “effort” o Huxham = “Generative processing” o Lankin = “inability…” Abstractions and Research Questions How might student satisfaction affect student effort?
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Unformatted text preview: Scholarly Definitions Scholarly definitions are context-dependent • By discipline, by time , by situation or phenomena o Allows for updating o Allows for precise situational knowledge The context-dependent role of jargon: EXAMPLES • Archeology’s “position”/ writing summary’s “position” • Lawyer’s “law” / scientific method’s “law” • Narcissism Making Abstractions Clear • In scholarship, every abstraction is defined and /or explained Week 7 Feb 10, 2016 • In Scholarship, every abstraction is accompanied by a concrete example or three • In Scholarship, every abstraction’s accompanying examples are explained as examples Careful when defining abstractions with other abstractions For example: Education is security. Careful with adjectives for example: Good education. Interesting evaluation -Emphasis-Index...
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  • Winter '08
  • Loughlin
  • Philosophy of language, Extensional definition, Abstractions

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