empirical testing

empirical testing

the process of testing economic theories against empirical data.

See HYPOTHESIS, HYPOTHESIS TESTING.

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Since 1998, the Empirical family of companies (Empirical Testing Corp., Empirical Consulting LLC, and Empirical Machine LLC) has operated under Lissy's direction.
The methodology used in this research would be a mixture of mathematical model building and empirical testing using economic data.
Since 1998, the Empirical family of companies (Empirical Testing Corp., Empirical Consulting, LLC, and Empirical Machine, LLC) has operated under Lissy's direction.
They feature improved coating packages and glass design, and were developed through using advanced simulation tools and empirical testing at the FOG coil level.
He has organized the twenty-eight contributions that make up the main body of the text in five parts devoted to economic theories of advertising, information disclosure, comparative advertising, information overload and advertising congestion, and empirical testing in advertising.
As psychiatrist Aaron Kheriarty points out in a commentary in the same journal: "Several well studied phenomena in the social sciences and suicide literature suggest that Posner's hypothesis was dubious, even before empirical testing. You do not discourage suicide by assisting suicide." He goes on to write:
Their knowledge and expertise can greatly benefit the process by facilitating the rapid development of warning information and, if necessary, conducting empirical testing. Determining which people to include depends on the complexity of the product and how well the hazards are understood by the design team.
Early modern physics and astronomy had to free themselves of a disciplinary mind-set which eschewed empirical testing and sought truth through sheer intellectual speculation.
Empirical testing would have taken me several months without producing the improvements we achieved in two weeks."
Currently, a number of holistic models have been put forth that could explain the relationship between spirituality, religiousness, and career development, although none of these models have undergone thorough empirical testing. These models could provide frameworks for such empirical testing, which in turn could shed light on how spirituality and religiousness might be incorporated into the career counseling process.
But, neither review included in-flight testing or empirical testing of these devices that would demonstrate that they would enhance security.
The Tilting at Windmills curriculum is popular within the public rehabilitation agencies, but empirical testing of the curriculum would be beneficial to professionals, employers and ultimately, to the clients served by these agencies.
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