Definition of nomothetic in English:
Relating to the study or discovery of general scientific laws. Often contrasted with idiographic.
- To achieve scientific, nomothetic goals in the information disciplines, we should focus on the technological, demographic, environmental and economic conditions that motivate and constrain people operating in social groups.
- Existentialism, in its broadest terms, is both idiographic and nomothetic - it is about personal will and humanity.
- Hence, given that historians make such claims ‘it behooves them to make sure that the cited nomothetic principles have an empirical foundation’.
Definition of nomothetic in:
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