How can a description of a thing act as an explanation? This is a question that hangs over much of the philosophical enquiry into the role of models in science. In this paper, I attempt to address this question by examining a particular use of models in cognitive science, dynamic systems theory, and in particular the Haken-Kelso-Bunz mathematical model of phase transitions in finger movements. I defend a view on which this model provides resources for what I call qsystems explanationq, where a systems explanation is a scientific explanation that proceeds by giving a profile of an interactive system that gives rise to the target phenomenon.Each measure was administered, scored, and standardized according to the instructions in the published test manuals. ... Picture Memory Immediate, CTOPP Elision, WJ-III Planning aamp; Retrieval Fluency, WRAML-2 Picture Memory Recognition, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Predictors of Students At-risk for Writing Problems: The Development of Written Expression for Early Elementary School Children|
|Author||:||Lara-Jeane Croker Costa|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|