atheoretical

Related to atheoretical: alleviated, ostiate

a·the·o·ret·i·cal

 (ā′thē-ə-rĕt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Unrelated to or lacking a theoretical basis.

atheoretical

(eɪˌθɪəˈrɛtɪkəl)
adj
having no connection with and not founded on theory
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This atheoretical study described the attitudes, self-image, and quality of life (QoL) of individuals after organ donation.
Transcendence of the simplistic and very typically atheoretical (Muntaner et al., 1996) black-white dichotomization of "race" is a needed first step toward making the research in this field practically useful.
The first is the received model which dominates the research and is characterised by an atheoretical empiricism which leads to an over-emphasis on management, leadership and formal organisational structures, and is based on the belief that both staff and pupils will merely respond to organisational and managerial changes.
According to most specialists in applied economics and econometrics, three alternative econometric methodologies have emerged since the mid-1970s, specifically, the average economic regression or textbook approach, the atheoretical, time series analysis, and the London School of Economics approach.
Much of the work on political consulting is atheoretical, produced by journalists or by practitioners whose writing consists of insider accounts of campaigning and "how to" books.
On the other hand, volumes of collected essays can be disappointing because they have a tendency to be atheoretical and to lack coherence or a clear guiding purpose.
The author complains that "so much of the work on the former Soviet Union was atheoretical" without noting that this was largely due to the lack of information on domestic decision-making processes in the pre-glasnost' USSR.
However, Shover is working within an explicitly criminological context, and if issues such as class and identity are taken for granted, it is more to do with the discipline's atheoretical nature than with any distinct failure on his behalf.
Several authors have expressed concern over the largely atheoretical basis of exercise behavior research and suggested the need for theory-driven investigations (Dishman, 1993, 1994; King et al., 1992; Sallis & Hovell, 1990; Sonstroem, 1988).
Studies have tended to be atheoretical and non-comparative" (ESRC, 1994:15).
However, the book as a whole is atheoretical and does not contain in-depth statistical analysis.
According to Sims (1980b), VARs simply represented an atheoretical technique for describing how a set of historical data was generated by random innovations in the variables of interest.