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According to the Falsification Principle of Karl Popper, we cannot prove the validity of a hypothesis. We can only disprove it.

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Inductive versus deductive reasoning: how to make stronger arguments

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Inductive reasoning involves looking for a trend or a pattern, then using the observations to formulate a general truth. For example, "When I eat peanuts, my throat swells up a...

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Deductive reasoning starts from established facts, then applies logical steps to reach a conclusion. For example, "Bachelors are unmarried men. Jack is unmarried. Therefore, Ja...

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Depending on the nature of the task, inductive and deductive reasoning can be used in combination.

Researchers use inductive reasoning to formulate theories and hypotheses. Then they us...

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