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AuthorL. van der Hammen
TitleSome notes on taxonomic methodology
JournalZoologische Mededelingen
Keywordsabstraction; classification; comparison; deduction; description; experiment; hypothesis; methodology; model; observation; species-concept; synthesis; systematics; taxonomy
AbstractThe present paper constitutes an introduction to taxonomic methodology. After an analysis of taxonomic practice, and a brief survey of kinds of attributes, the paper deals with observation, description, comparison, arrangement and classification, hypothesis construction, deduction, model, experiment, abstraction, and synthesis. The methodological aspects of the species-concept and of biological classification are dealt with in two final sections.
Classification42.03 ; 42.70
Document typearticle
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