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This is not only a matter of empirical observation but of internal logic. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)This is exactly what empirical evidence finds. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)The theory has been borne out by empirical research. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This book attempts to present a large mass of empirical evidence to support the model. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)The statistical techniques of hypothesis testing are widely employed in empirical economic research. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)There is no empirical evidence that big is bad. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The empirical research on this issue tends to confirm that relative wage differentials affect labour migration. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)Surely there is empirical evidence for supernatural claims or there is not. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But is there any empirical evidence to suggest that it does? The Times Literary Supplement (2010)This seems amazing because three years ago we were told the proof was empirical and unequivocal and definite. The Sun (2010)The record is regarded as one of the most robust pieces of empirical evidence for global warming during the past century. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He brings honed sensitivities, historical knowledge and empirical experience to a work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In medicine, a host of empirical observations were written up. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)These findings provide for the first time empirical proof that London property is seen as a reserve currency. Times, Sunday Times (2014)While no model can be proved in economics, many can be rejected on the basis of empirical evidence. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)So there is no empirical proof that this season's relegation battle must centre on the three promoted teams exclusively. Times, Sunday Times (2007)While this model is based on empirical research, it is of course only one of a number of alternative formulations. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)All, he says, are grounded in empirical research. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This sacred cosmology, moreover, was entirely subject to belief and imagination rather than direct empirical knowledge and reason. Seminary Boy (2006)Armed with only empirical observation and what we can see in controlled environments, we have often shown a regrettable tendency to empty the cosmos of its life. Christianity Today (2000)This spectacular piece of research and empirical discovery was brought to us in a rather mundane and morbid way, because the results had to prove a negative. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A detailed empirical study of changes in American religious affiliation; looks at trends in the major religious denominations and sects. Sociology (1995)
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British English: empirical ADJECTIVE
Empirical evidence or study relies on practical experience rather than theories.
There is no empirical evidence to support his thesis.
Definition of empirical from the Collins English Dictionary
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