← Sparks Ch. 1 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Ways of Knowing
- empirically verifiable
- a propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
- b the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
- c empiricism) direct experience; when it comes to knowledge of media effects many of us tend to rely on our own personal experience to reach a conclusion
- d (knowing why something occurs) place the phenomenon to be explained into a broader framework or pattern that doesn't really require much additional elaboration
- e Experience, authority, science
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- o Should media do something more than merely distribute whatever content will earn them the greatest profits in the shortest time?
o Should media become involved in identifying and solving social problems?
- scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
- over that phenomenon
- consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
- we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
5 True/False Questions
science → combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
understanding → knowing the particular sequence of causal events
4 major goals of science → prediction, explanation, understanding, control
falsifiable → combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
inter-subjective → descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations