Normative (disambiguation)

Normative in academic disciplines means relating to an ideal standard or model, and in particular a normative statement (or norm see below) is a statement that affirms how things should or ought to be, that is how to value them.

Normative disciplines include:

  • Normative economics, a branch of economics that incorporates value judgments
  • Normative jurisprudence, a branch of legal theory,

and in philosophy, see

Normative may also refer to:

  • Normative assessment, in education, a type of test or evaluation
  • Normative mineralogy, a geochemical mineralogy calculation

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