comparative method


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comparative method

n.
Comparison of the linguistic features of two or more languages with the goal of establishing their descent from a common ancestor or reconstructing the features of the ancestral language.
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87) A propos de la comparaison comme methode principale en biologie, voir Ernst Mayr, The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance, Cambridge (Mass), Belknap Press, 1982 aux pp 31-32; Glenn M Sanford, William I Lutterschmidt et Victor H Hutchison, <<The Comparative Method Revisited>> (2002) 52:9 Bioscience 830 aux pp 832-34.
Boronate affinity chromatography is often used as the comparative method for hemoglobin interference studies, as it is generally assumed to be unaffected by most hemoglobin variants since total glycohemoglobin is measured regardless of hemoglobin species.
These methods were compared with the newly developed comparative method.
Two Crises, Different Outcomes reflects the benefits and drawbacks of edited books, the comparative method, area studies and Asian studies.
For the sake of convenience of classification, and to distinguish with other forms of work, naming the essay created by comparative method as comparative essay, the fiction created by comparative method as comparative fiction, the poetry created by comparative method as comparative poetry, the drama created by comparative method as comparative drama, and so on.
Ultimately, "Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy" is a careful application of the comparative method to two new religious movements, highlighting the social processes at work in their early doctrinal developments.
The comparative method excludes words that are similar either: by chance; through language universals, such as the use of 'mama' by infants; or through borrowing or diffusion between users of different languages (Blust 2014).
By using a comparative method that controlled for those differences in the way the two brain structures correlate, Barton and Venditti uncovered a striking pattern: both nonhuman apes and humans depart from the otherwise tight correlation in size between the cerebellum and neocortex found across other primates due to relatively rapid evolutionary expansion of the cerebellum.
Perhaps the most important contribution of the volume is that in it are collected studies in which the author makes explicit methodological statements about the comparative method he employs (for the best example see pp.
The data were analyzed using the constant comparative method.
Qualitative comparative analysis was developed by sociologist Charles Ragin in 1987 and elaborated in his book The Comparative Method.
The comparative method was, for a long time, the primary method of ecumenical work and some have suggested that return to it might offer a way forward for contemporary ecumenism as well.

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