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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. prediction
  2. specific
  3. explanation
  4. control
  5. empirically verifiable
  1. a scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
  2. b (knowing why something occurs) place the phenomenon to be explained into a broader framework or pattern that doesn't really require much additional elaboration
  3. c propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  4. d foretelling the future
  5. e over that phenomenon

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
  2. as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
  3. combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  4. 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?
  5. the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables

5 True/False questions

  1. deterministicscientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon

          

  2. scientific theoryconsists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.

          

  3. inter-subjectivedescriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations

          

  4. 4 major goals of scienceprediction, explanation, understanding, control

          

  5. falsifiablescientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies

          

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