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Inferences like these are known as extrapolations.
Keywords Medicine Philosophy  Biology Philosophy  Social sciences Philosophy  Extrapolation  Causality  Causality  Physiology, Comparative  Population Characteristics  Psychology, Comparative  Public Policy  Research Design
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Extrapolation and Heterogeneity

This chapter introduces the general methodological challenges that confront extrapolation in the biological and social sciences, and sketches the outlines of the mechanisms approach to those challenges that is developed in the rest of the book.

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