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Definition of Implicit assumption

Implicit assumption Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
when all respondents are assumed to have the same level of knowledge on a subject. Questions with implicit assumptions can lead to instrument error and/or respondent error.
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Implicit assumption Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A tacit assumption or implicit assumption is an assumption that includes the underlying agreements or statements made in the development of a logical argument, course of action, decision, or judgment that are not explicitly voiced nor necessarily understood by the decision maker or judge. Often, these assumptions are made based on personal life experiences, and are not consciously apparent in the decision making environment. These assumptions can be the source of apparent paradoxes, misunderstandings and resistance to change in human organizational behavior.

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