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Theory Development as a Decision Tree

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A similar formulation to the previous one. The movement within the theorem space can be seen as a decision tree, in the sense that at each point there is a number of alternative ways to continue the course of theory development, and the theorists decide which to follow. Their choices are influenced both by theoretical and by sociological factors.