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  1. empirically verifiable
  2. specific
  3. deterministic
  4. logical
  5. authority
  1. a scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
  2. b we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
  3. c propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  4. d scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
  5. e scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  2. over that phenomenon
  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. descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  5. consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.

5 True/False Questions

  1. parsimoniousforetelling the future


  2. falsifiableit should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false


  3. predictionforetelling the future


  4. Ways of KnowingExperience, authority, science


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


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