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5 Matching questions

  1. explanation
  2. inter-subjective
  3. parsimonious
  4. falsifiable
  5. authority
  1. a it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
  2. b descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  3. c the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
  4. d we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
  5. e (knowing why something occurs) place the phenomenon to be explained into a broader framework or pattern that doesn't really require much additional elaboration

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
  2. Experience, authority, science
  3. consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
  4. combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  5. the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.

5 True/False questions

  1. specificcombines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation

          

  2. controlthe aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.

          

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

          

  4. experienceempiricism) 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. empirically verifiableit should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false

          

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