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What is empirical evidence?


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From the Miriam Webster online dictionary empirical means: 1 : originating in or based on observation or experience 2 : relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory 3 : capable of being verified or disproved by observation or experiment AND - From a Psychology dictionary : Derived from naturalistic observation of from experimental procedures. Empirical evidence is evidence from observations. From my understanding it can be through naturalistic observation (the in depth observation of a phenomenon in its natural setting) or Experimental (maniplulating an independent variable to observe its effects on a dependant variable). Experimental evidence is much more reliable as naturalistic observations are vulnerable to researcher bias. Empirical evidence is a fancy way of describing facts that can be experienced and tested only through the senses. I suppose you can only compare that to mathematical or logical facts, which depend on reasoning alone (as in the solution of a quadratic equation, for example). Different types of `truth' are discussed by philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant, and Descartes, and the theory of knowledge is sometimes described as `Epistemology.' It's one of the most contentious areas of philosophy, particularly with reference to science and Social Sciences. epw (B.A. in Philosophy) Scientific evidence is considered empirical when it can be observed by many people and all will agree as to what they observed. An example would be reading a thermometer. No matter who observes the thermometer, it still displays the same temperature. The counterexample to this is physically sensing warmth or coolness. Observer A might sense that a room is warm, while observer B senses that the same room is cool. These observations differ depending on the observer, and are therefore considered subjective. Evidence that is not dependent on the observer (i.e., is objective), that appears the same no matter who observes the evidence, is considered to be empirical evidence. dcs (PhD in Nutrition, research neuroscientist) Empirical evidence is evidence acquired by observation.

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2020-09-30 17:20:43
evidence gathered through observation and experimentation.

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i know that this is stupid but how do scientists get empirical evidence.


Non-empirical evidence is that you believe, for example empirical evidence is like aliens are not real, but non-empirical evidences is you believe that aliens are real.


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Empirical evidence shows that the hypothesis is false.


Empirical evidence is information acquired by observation or experimentation.


Empirical evidence is a source of knowledge acquired by means of observation or experimentation. The term comes from the Greek word for experience, Εμπειρία.


An example of empirical evidence would be, reading a thermometer. No matter who observes it the thermometer still displays the same temperture.


The word 'empirical' means 'based only on observation or experiment.' So 'empirical evidence' is evidence that is based on observation.AnswerAnd an 'empirical question' is one that can be answered through scientific experimentation.Empirical means: Based on obsevation or experiment, not on theory. Also implies, results acheived by trial and error.


Empirical research is a way of gaining knowledge by means of direct observation or experience. Empirical evidence (the record of one's direct observations or experiences) can be analyzed quantitatively or qualitatively. Through quantifying the evidence or making sense of it in qualitative form, a researcher can answer empirical questions, which should be clearly defined and answerable with the evidence collected. Research design varies by field and by the question being investigated.Empirical evidence is gained by direct or indirect observation and experience.


Empirical evidence is evidence that can be confirmed from the senses. This means that it can be seen, heard, felt, tasted, or smelled. Sociologists use this evidence to evaluate the relationships between individual people and groups of people.


Most sciences require empirical evidence (that which is gained from physical interaction and observation), philosophy does not. While empirical evidence effects philosophy. philosophy does not impact the empirical sciences (Chemistry, Biology, etc...)


Empirical is defined in the oxford dictionary as something based on experience or observation rather than logic. For data to be considered empirical it does not need to be fact. It is often used interchangeably with first hand experience. Therein, one could say that empirical findings are extrapolated anecdotal data, as anecdotal is also defined as being based on personal experience rather than facts. Theoretical evidence would explicitly oppose empirical evidence because it is based on calculation and cannot be opinionated. It is meant to be concise and eliminate ambiguity which empirical or anecdotal evidence can not.


An inquiry based on an evidence through observation


If your issues are on the table, then it would be apparent that empirical evidence would trump theory, if the theory on the table were not proven to be true. If the theory were proven to be true, and the empirical evidence does not agree with the theory, then more experimentation would be necessary to determine the validity of the theory.


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All claims of supernatural events and abilities comes from empirical and anecdotal evidence. There is no scientific evidence for any of it.


They obtain empirical evidence by undertaking research. Research includes doing experiments and running surveys.



Bacteria, they reproduce so fast you see them evolve.


Empirical evidence and the application of reasoning to it.



Steve Kronen has written: 'Empirical evidence'


Empirical research is a method of gaining knowledge through indirect and direct experience and observation. Empirical evidence can be analyzed qualitatively or quantitatively.


Pseudoscience, is something that science can't prove, like Zodiac signs, Alien life, and ext. While in the other and a Empirical evidence is true fact, and science can prove it correct.


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