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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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.
For him, the comparative method reaches beyond his exploration of unity in European thought to a search for "a broadly critical and civilizing enterprise" (258), and even his "touchstones" are in fact "terms of comparison" (259), as he urges his readers to compare the works of various poets.
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.
The Beckman-Coulter Synchron systems (Brea, California) had mean values close to those of the comparative method.
At some points, however, Locklin's comparative method does bear some fruit, as when he equates Christian caritas with the Vedantic atman (p.
But the comparative method is agnostic on this point and indeed its practitioners frequently focus on nation-states.
An ethnographic study which combined a case study methodology from educational research and the comparative method from anthropology encapsulated the experiences of participants.
The comparative method has been used to empirically demystify some of the problematic assumptions embedded in empiricist conceptual categories, which have been bequeathed to us by 19th and 20th century social thinkers.
The researchers used the constant comparative method and field notes to show the centers' responses to turnover.
To ensure that the comparative method had been stable, we verified that each lot of the Gentian reagent produced results within 3% of the originally as signed values for 10 patient serum pools prepared in 2005 and stored at -70 [degrees]C.
BOAS developed his critique of evolutionism and the comparative method as part of his critique of ideas of "race" and primitive mentality so easily facilitated by and integrated into the social evolutionist schema.

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