Accession Number : AD0709866

Title :   A METHODOLOGY FOR ANALOGIES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF RESEARCH ANALYSES HOLLOMAN AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : O'Connor,Thomas

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A methodology for analogy-making is the main theme of this work. To date, no organized written material exists on the subject. The use of analogies is a natural process; at times help to relate known to unknown experiences. The proposed methodology sets up a logical sequence for the thought process that is to be employed in analogy-making. It provides a critical evaluation for possible analogies, but does not exclude comparisons that converge. The methodology exposes comparisons which contain superficial similarities. A quantitative guide is offered as a tool to the analogy maker to test for convergence (analogy) or divergence of the situations under analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE RESEARCH, ANALOG SYSTEMS), (*DECISION MAKING, PREDICTIONS), RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, FACTOR ANALYSIS, THEORY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, SEMANTICS, MODELS(SIMULATIONS), PROBABILITY

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE