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On prediction in political science

Dowding, Keith; Miller, Charles

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This article discusses recent moves in political science that emphasise predicting future events rather than theoretically explaining past ones or understanding empirical generalisations. Two types of prediction are defined: pragmatic, and scientific. The main aim of political science is explanation, which requires scientific prediction. Scientific prediction does not necessarily entail pragmatic prediction nor does it necessarily refer to the future, though both are desiderata for political...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/227777
Source: European Journal of Political Research
DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12319

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