A Posteriori

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A Posteriori

[Latin, From the effect to the cause.]

A posteriori describes a method of reasoning from given, express observations or experiments to reach and formulate general principles from them. This is also called inductive reasoning.

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The abductive reasoning within this study is hermeneutic in that it is a report of my interpretation of the informants' status updates through Lawrence's (2005) lens.
This exercise is the fundamental requirement of abductive reasoning as appropriate to the practitioner.
Abductive Reasoning. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2004.
To implement learning environments such as the OME, there is a need for tools that support abductive reasoning. Empirical modelling (EM) provides appropriate tools and methods for this.
In such cases, one sensible way to proceed is to engage in abductive reasoning imagining alternatively that each party's story is actually true and considering how well those stories would explain the given pattern of evidence.
Abductive Reasoning. Abductive reasoning, or inferring the best explanation, is a reasoning method in which a hypothesis is chosen under the assumption that in case it is true, it explains the observed event most accurately [65].
Abductive reasoning is a pragmatic approach which involves using existing theoretical explanations to make inferences about data, and accommodating surprising or anomalous patterns by modifying the existing theory, with the ultimate aim of finding the most plausible way to explain what is happening (Bringer et al.
These connections anchor our symbolizations to concrete experiences in everyday life, through the articulation of plausibility structures rooted in symbolic analogy and abductive reasoning. All of this knowledge is culturally conditioned through the process of sharing and transference, and our experience of culture is primarily subjective (emic) via this means of sharing.
Traditional students in military logistics educational programs tend to focus far more on practice (and searching for best practices) and far less on developing or debunking theories of practice, which is called "abductive reasoning."
relate the concept of musical meaning to the notion of abductive reasoning as described in the pragmatics of C.S.
The software, named SCARE (Spatio-Cultural Abductive Reasoning Engine) allows human analysts to combine available intelligence with this analytical computational technique to identify the most probable locations of IED weapons caches.
Chapter 1 follows the knowledge path, taken by the McDonald brothers, Ray Kroc, and "successful business innovators in every domain." Chapter 2 addresses the bias toward reliability over validity and the consequent need for a company to "incorporate a validity orientation into its reliability culture." Chapter 3--on design thinking-introduces abductive reasoning, "which drives the intuitive spark that leaps across the gap separating the world as it is from the world as it might be." Chapter 4 explains how Procter & Gamble's A.G.