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2. Is evidence gathered by manipulation or by observation?
3. Is research quality measured by accurate prediction
or effective explanation?
4. Are the objects of study uniform entities (which are
interchangeable) or are they complex entities (which
are ultimately unique)?
The present experiment was designed to see if language
features support these philosophical points. These
linguistic features should be topic independent and
representative of the underlying methodology; we are
seeking textual clues to the actual techniques used by the
writers of these scientific papers. This paper is partially
based on our previously presented results (Argamon,
Chase & Dodick, 2005).
2.1 The Corpus
Our corpus for this study is a collection of recent
(2003) articles drawn from twelve peer-reviewed