5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
- b combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
- c knowing the particular sequence of causal events
- d scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
- 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
- scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
- Experience, authority, science
- we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
- (knowing why something occurs) place the phenomenon to be explained into a broader framework or pattern that doesn't really require much additional elaboration
- 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 True/False Questions
logical → scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
empirically verifiable → propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
open to modification → foretelling the future
prediction → foretelling the future
4 major goals of science → combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation