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5 Matching Questions

  1. understanding
  2. scientific theory
  3. open to modification
  4. explanation
  5. science
  1. a knowing the particular sequence of causal events
  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 consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
  4. d combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  5. e as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  2. we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
  3. prediction, explanation, understanding, control
  4. scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
  5. scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. Ways of Knowingknowing the particular sequence of causal events


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


  4. predictionforetelling the future


  5. 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


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