Unformatted text preview: template can be used to gain leverage? 7. Why is explanation so important to the scientific study of politics? What is the relationship between explanation and causation? 8. Describe the non-covering law approach to explanation. Illustrate the non-covering law approach using some aspect of the presidential approval data presented in class. 9. Describe the covering law approach to explanation. How is the covering law approach related to the following: argument, ampliative, demonstrative, logic? 10.Describe falsification and justification. Connect each to one of the simple “if p, then q” arguments presented in class. Analyze each in terms of whether it is demonstrative and/or ampliative....
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- Fall '08
- Science, Senge, law approach, non-covering law approach