Unformatted text preview: properties verified by empirical science 2. It was a 20 th century philosophical movement that holds that meaningful statements about the natural world are true only if verified by observation and experiment D. Operationalism 1. When we define our term, we have to state how it will be measured 2. In social science, how do we measure happiness, job satisfaction? E. Pragmatism Founded by William James (practical) 1. Useful, good outcomes, good predictions 2. **Deduction works when we have a hypothesis 3. **Induction data to theory...
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- Spring '08
- Social Science, causal explanations, C. Logical Positivism