Hypothetico-Deductive Modeling to Q&A

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Hypothetico-Deductive Modeling to Q&A The Hypothetico-Deductive model is considered by some to be the hallmark of scientific research methods. The model is predicated on obtaining information in an effort to confirm or reject the hypothesis developed. This methodology requires the researcher to ask questions, hone in on the issue through preliminary research, formulate hypothesis and measurements, test, draw conclusions, refine and report. In order for the model to be effective the question being addressed by the researcher must be testable. This means there is practical feasibility of producing counterexamples. For example answering the question of “does God exist?” would not facilitate an appropriate use of the …show more content…
Figure 1 outlines this iterative process (“Hypothetico-deductive method”):

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Understanding and use of this model can provide the business researcher with a decisive advantage when assessing information in support of critical decisions. José Sacristán used this type of model in his research supporting “Exploratory trials, confirmatory observations: A new reasoning model in the era of patient-centered medicine”. His research supports using hypothetico-deductive reasoning as a basis for developing new pharmaceutical products (Sacristán, 2011). The current approach requires a new drug substance to undergo a series of rigorous clinical trials. These trials serve to confirm patient outcomes in support of new medicine availability. Typically a single dosage is approved in support of the aggregate population afflicted with an ailment. José Sacristán has expanded on the presumed single dose theory using the hypothetico-deductive model where clinical trials would serve as the exploratory phases with confirmation occurring through observations. In practice the trial would serve to disaggregate patient populations so that medicines could be tailored to

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