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  1. 4 major goals of science
  2. specific
  3. general
  4. control
  5. science
  1. a scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
  2. b the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
  3. c over that phenomenon
  4. d combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  5. e prediction, explanation, understanding, control

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
  2. scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
  3. 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
  4. knowing the particular sequence of causal events
  5. propositions and theories must be testable in the real world

5 True/False Questions

  1. Ways of Knowingknowing the particular sequence of causal events


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


  3. inter-subjectivescientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen


  4. parsimoniousforetelling the future


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


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