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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Induction and Interpretation



Induction, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is the process of deriving general principles from particular facts or instances. It is a conclusion reached by this process.
Interpretation is the process of explaining the meaning of data presented.


Induction is used in interpreting the data. Interpretation of data is used in explaining the meaning of the data analyzed so as to arrive at the answers to the specific problems in research.


The contents in induction and interpretation are sets of data (particular facts) and the generalization derived from the sets of data.


The data in induction are arranged logically.


Reminders in writing induction
Include reasonable and manageable number of instances (data or sample).
Use scientific method of gathering data.
Use a representative sample.
Make an accurate record of your evidence.
Make generalizations based on your evidence.


“Data interpretation.” Petech Home Page. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2006.

“Induction” American Heritage Dictionary in

Rorabacher, Louise Elizabeth, Georgia Dunbar and Clement Dunbar
Assignments in exposition. 12th ed. NY : Addison-Wesley, 1996.
“Writing Assignment: Induction Essay.” Home Page. Retrieved January 31, 2006.


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