5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- 4 major goals of science
- empirically verifiable
- a the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
- b prediction, explanation, understanding, control
- c scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
- d propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
- e 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
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- over that phenomenon
- descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
- we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
- foretelling the future
- Experience, authority, science
5 True/False Questions
scientific theory → combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
logical → the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
explanation → foretelling the future
parsimonious → foretelling the future
questions that are difficult to answer by scientific study → 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?