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  1. 4 major goals of science
  2. empirically verifiable
  3. general
  4. deterministic
  5. experience
  1. a the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
  2. b prediction, explanation, understanding, control
  3. c scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
  4. d propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  5. 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

  1. over that phenomenon
  2. descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  3. we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
  4. foretelling the future
  5. Experience, authority, science

5 True/False Questions

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

          

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

          

  3. explanationforetelling the future

          

  4. parsimoniousforetelling the future

          

  5. questions that are difficult to answer by scientific studyo 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?

          

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