What do normative questions focus on?
Questions that tend to have one focus on norms (what is considered 'normal') in society, with the inference that the answerer should tend to favour the existing norms.
There has been a lot of discussion about social norms over recent decades, for instance. As a result, some of those norms are now quite different than previously.
A 'leading', normative, social question might be: "Don't you think that men should still be the prime breadwinners in the family?" Here, the question is geared towards having one agree with a current social norm.
The word normative has its origins in French and Latin. A normative evaluation is one which is concerned with identifying prescriptions for action or modification. Normative evaluations are opposed to descriptive evaluations which merely observe and document/communicate a person/place/thing. Therefore, a normative evalution prescribes what ought to be, while a descriptive evaluation describes what is. This is how the two terms figure in the is/ought distinction.
Not really. Developmental psychology studies the development of the human mind. That is, how the psychology develops, changes, and comes to be. Also, in developmental psychology, usually, you study the development of the healthy mind in the belief that deviations from a normative (healthy) development gives rise to psychopathology (the unhealthy mind if you will). Child psychology is not really that interested in the normative. They focus mostly on the pathological child, and how to…
The purpose of positive and normative statements is to determine how we look at certain situations. Positive statement is the analysis of situation in terms of what is. Positive statements are theoretically objective statements on what is going on in whatever is being studied or observed. Normative statement is a framework of judgment and what should be. A positive statement is that unemployment is at 9%, where as a normative statement the nation wants unemployment…
In short, positive economics is the study of economic phenomena as they are and normative economics is the study of economic phenomena as they should be. While positive economics looks to understand things from an objective, empirical stance, normative economics looks to make value judgments about what should or should not be happening.
Normative characters, as the term implies, work as stand-ins for the reader. Other characters in a story may conceal their motives or behave deceptively, but a normative character offers the reader opportunity to identify with someone who steers a clear course through the events of the plot. When normative characters narrate the story, they seem to possess clarity of vision and hold values sufficiently like the reader's to make them dependable reporters. When they are…
positive science is a study in which we study the the subject matter as it is, as actually they are like a study of botany normative science is a study in which we study standards values. and how things should be and ought to be. positive science is a study in which we study what's already been done. normative science is a study in which we study what should be done.