Jerome Kirk and Marc Miller (1986) staked out with precision the intellectual territory of this chapter: “most of the technology of ‘confirmatory’ non-qualitative research in both the social and natural sciences is aimed at preventing discovery.” Confirmatory research is the dominant approach in these sciences, though research aimed at discovering new ideas cuts a larger figure in the first, compared with the second. Thus it is under the heading of “discovery” that the role of play in science stands out in relief.
KeywordsIdeal Type Inductive Reasoning Core Activity Deductive Logic Syllogistic Reasoning
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