Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-19, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 23 January, 2019 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2019.


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Synthetic propositions

core definition

Synthetic propositions are substantial and experiential statements verified by empirical observation.

explanatory context

Synthetic propositions are usually contrasted to analytic propositions, which are true by definition.

Synthetic propositions, unlike analytic ones, are not logically 'necessary' but depended on experience

analytical review

associated issues


related areas

See also

analytic propositions



logical positivism


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