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Relations Between Theory and Model in Psychology and Economics
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.
2013 (English)In: Perspectives on Science, ISSN 1063-6145, E-ISSN 1530-9274, Vol. 21, no 2, 196-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This commentary discusses Nurmi's account of the relation of "theories" and "models," and compares it to methodological discussions in economics. I differentiate between two styles of modeling, "theoryfirst" v. "datafirst," and argue that Nurmi's recent work falls in the "theoryfirst" category. This implies that models at any level can function as agents of change that may unidirectionally affect models at other levels.

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2013. Vol. 21, no 2, 196-201 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134287DOI: 10.1162/POSC_a_00092ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876521094OAI: diva2:665739

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Available from: 2013-11-20 Created: 2013-11-20 Last updated: 2013-11-20Bibliographically approved

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