empirical testing

empirical testing

the process of testing economic theories against empirical data.

See HYPOTHESIS, HYPOTHESIS TESTING.

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The three partners have already conducted empirical testing with forklift trucks and measurement instruments based on a preliminary survey.
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.
Their knowledge and expertise can greatly benefit the process by facilitating the rapid development of warning information and, if necessary, conducting empirical testing.
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.
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.
But if you raise the fear of the future being unpredictable but you don't have any kind of empirical testing of it, you can really stop all progress.
Buyers of packaging systems will no longer need to depend on expensive empirical testing of several designs to determine which commercially available packaging system cools most effectively.
The process of disaster declaration and funding lends itself well to empirical testing.
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