Mills Methods

Mills Methods - Symbolically the Joint method of agreement...

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1. Is it Mill's method of difference (comparing groups that are only different on one and only one factor) ?If an instance in which the phenomenon under investigation occurs, and an instance in which it does not occur, have every circumstance in common save one, that one occurring only in the former; the circumstance in which alone the two instances differ, is the effect, or the cause, or an indispensable part of the cause, of the phenomenon.? 2. Is it Mill's method of agreement (finding a relationship where as one thing goes up the other goes up or down) Symbolically, the method of agreement can be represented as: A B C D occur together with w x y z A E F G occur together with w t u v ?????????????????? Therefore A is the cause of w. 3. Joint method of agreement and difference.
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Unformatted text preview: Symbolically, the Joint method of agreement and difference can be represented as: A B C occur together with x y z A D E occur together with x y w also B C occur with y z ?????????????????? Therefore A is the cause, or the effect, or a part of the cause of x. 4. Method of residues Symbolically, the Method of residues can be represented as: A B C occur together with x y z B is known to be the cause of y C is known to be the cause of z ?????????????????? Therefore A is the cause x. 5. Method of concomitant variations Symbolically, the method of concomitant variation can be represented as (with ? representing an increase): A B C occur together with x y z A? B C results in x? y z. ????????????????????? Therefore A and x are causally connected...
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