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Adj.1.disconfirming - not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; "the HIV test was negative"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
2.disconfirming - establishing as invalid or untrue
unsupportive - not furnishing support or assistance
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Too often in business, the overarching focus is on the confirming evidence, at the expense of reconciling the impact of disconfirming data.
Instead, when confronted with disconfirming evidence, it finds ways to fit the new information to the old model, resisting the hard, scary work of a radical adjustment.
It's not just that it puts disconfirming information right there on the page, where it can't be missed.
First, we found that goal-incongruent events elicited both stronger feelings of regret and stronger feelings of disappointment when they were caused by oneself than when they were caused by circumstances (confirming H2a, disconfirming H2b).
The researchers also used disconfirming evidence as a verification strategy (Creswell & Miller, 2009), examining the data for exceptions to the emerging themes.
The first step in overcoming this bias is to actively seek out disconfirming information and spark disagreement within our organizations.
Common mistakes that occur during the hypothesizing phase include not considering alternative explanations, discounting the disconfirming data, or not including the correct hypothesis in the initial list (Carpenito).
Jeanette era at J&A represent important disconfirming evidence that must be considered.
In a number of regional case studies, selected for agro-ecological (and possibly also socio-economic) diversity, investigate the overall causal framework of case-specific individual research-based innovations, using active searching for disconfirming evidence as a validation criterion
Diffusion, support, approach, and external barriers as distinct theoretical dimensions of the Career Decision Scale: Disconfirming evidence?
Interpretations were shared to identify common themes and disconfirming statements.
13 (searching for disconfirming evidence) Triangulation of theory/ 0 47 0 0.