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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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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

empiricism

idealism

logical positivism


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