What is another word for inductive reasoning?

Pronunciation: [ɪndˈʌktɪv ɹˈiːzənɪŋ] (IPA)

Inductive reasoning is a process of reasoning in which we make generalizations based on specific observations or evidence. Synonyms for this term include inductive logic, bottom-up reasoning, and empirical reasoning. Another synonym is the scientific method, which is a systematic approach used by scientists to gather data, form hypotheses, and test them through experiments. Bayesian reasoning is also a related term, which involves using probabilities to make conclusions. Evidence-based reasoning is another synonym, which emphasizes the importance of using objective evidence to make decisions. Overall, these terms all refer to the use of specific observations to make generalizations or predictions about a larger population or phenomenon.

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Famous quotes with Inductive reasoning

  • In a certain sense all knowledge is inductive. We can only learn the laws and relations of things in nature by observing those things. But the knowledge gained from the senses is knowledge only of particular facts, and we require some process of reasoning by which we may collect out of the facts the laws obeyed by them. Experience gives us the materials of knowledge: induction digests those materials, and yields us general knowledge. When we possess such knowledge, in the form of general propositions and natural laws, we can usefully apply the reverse process of deduction to ascertain the exact information required at any moment. In its ultimate foundation, then, all knowledge is inductive—in the sense that it is derived by a certain inductive reasoning from the facts of experience.
    William Stanley Jevons
  • Neither in deductive nor inductive reasoning can we add a tittle to our implicit knowledge, which is like that contained in an unread book or a sealed letter. ...Reasoning explicates or brings to conscious possession what was before unconscious. It does not create, nor does it destroy, but it transmutes and throws the same matter into a new form.
    William Stanley Jevons

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