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Individual differences and the effect of "because" on the evaluation of explanations in science
(Northern Illinois University, 2015)
The inclusion of causal connectives like "because" has been shown to influence the perceived quality of an explanation (Wiemer & Asiala, under revision). This study tested the effect of individual differences on the ...
The role of "because" in mechanistic and teleological explanations in science
(Northern Illinois University, 2018)
In science, mechanistic and teleological explanations differ in their account for why a phenomenon occurs. A mechanistic explanation presents events within the phenomenon's causal history, while a teleological explanation ...