Definition of Operationalism

1. Noun. (philosophy) the doctrine that the meaning of a proposition consists of the operations involved in proving or applying it.

Category relationships: Philosophy
Generic synonyms: Philosophical Doctrine, Philosophical Theory



Definition of Operationalism

1. Noun. (science) A philosophy that attempts to define all scientific concepts in terms of specified operations or procedures of observation and measurement ¹

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Definition of Operationalism

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Literary usage of Operationalism

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1. Conceptions of Social Inquiry by J. J. Snyman (1993)
"Thus operationalism differs from classical behaviourism (JB Watson) which claims that all scientific constructs must refer to empirically measurable ..."

2. The Command of Light: Rowland's School of Physics and the Spectrum by George Kean Sweetnam (2000)
"... unsophisticated philosophically, appear as forms of phenomenalism, operationalism, or positivism rather than attitudes grounded in everyday practice. ..."

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