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Abstract

Chapter 5 pointed to empirical instances which can be reconciled with the theoretical predictions of the model. However, any qualitative justification process in a discipline such a political science will always be open to methodological criticism on the grounds that the sample taken was too small, or that contrary instances exist and were ignored, or that the cases were chosen because they were deemed a priori to support the proposed hypothesis.

Keywords

Methodological Criticism International Behaviour Domestic Regime True Causal Relationship Empirical Instance 
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© Martin Sherman 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Sherman
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceTel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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