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Analytic induction describes the process of creating an analytic scheme and then applying it to an empirical problem. After the scheme is applied, examples or data not covered by the categories or systems are created. The process iterates; basically the process repeats with the goal of improving the ability to handle existing examples by modifying the system until all examples become included in the system. The process operates both for qualitative and quantitative approaches to empirical analysis. Each approach uses the underlying logic appropriate to the peculiarities of the method, and each is considered in the following sections.

Qualitative Approach

When employed within qualitative methods, the technique is largely for the use of negative case analysis, or examples that do not fit within the theoretical or ...

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