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  • adj. based in theory rather than experiment


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  • Most law schools' offerings cover a wide range of topics, but clinical placements—often students' first chance for a taste of real law work—are usually optional and far fewer in number than theory-based courses.

    Law Schools Get Practical

  • Should law school be a professional faculty designed to produce legal technicians, or a theory-based approach designed to give students a conceptual understanding of the law?

    Goin’ Solo – A New Way to Learn : Law is Cool

  • Yes, it is important to use carefully developed, well standardized, theory-based tests of intellectual development.

    Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.: Intelligent Testing

  • Furthermore, these tests emphasize a person's profile of theory-based cognitive abilities, not their global intelligence.

    Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.: Intelligent Testing

  • Far more radical than cost-driven reconstructions of government in federal Canada or high-end Sweden, the coalition's cultural revolution is Maoist in its sweeping, theory-based ambition.

    Political briefing: A drip-drip bloodbath in SW1

  • Both theory-based modeling and practical experience support the conclusion that stability-oriented fiscal policy is far better for growth in the medium-to-long run than a "spend-spend-spend for growth" approach.

    Why Europe Is Cutting Spending

  • I've resigned myself to the fact that my mind doesn't work the way it needs to in order to get theory, and certainly not the way it needs to in order to produce theory-based scholarship.


  • The basic transition from phenomenological expertise to theory-based analysis happened in that field from about the 1950's to the 1970's, but like Kuhn's "paradigm shifts", there were some old fogies who just never could handle the new stuff, and became sadly irrelevant as the field moved on.

    Rabett Run

  • The dinner sounds kind of insane, but totally cool in that way that theory-based dinners are cool.

    Artsy: The Futurists' Failure

  • One might object that any formulation of physicalism which utilizes the theory-based conception will be either trivial or false.



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