Saturday, July 18, 2015

Empiricism
              Empiricism is the use of evidence discovered in scientific experiments. The
Scientific Method requires that all hypotheses and theories be tested against direct observations of the natural world. Evidence-based healthcare, used in all major health disciplines in Western medicine, has its roots in empiricism. Treatment approaches and decisions are aided by the evidence obtained in meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and randomized controlled trials
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              Valid evidence must be empirical—it cannot be based solely on assumptions,
intuition, or revelation.