5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- empirically verifiable
- a scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
- 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
- c propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
- d foretelling the future
- e over that phenomenon
5 Multiple choice questions
- we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
- as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
- combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
- 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?
- the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
5 True/False questions
deterministic → scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
scientific theory → consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
inter-subjective → descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
4 major goals of science → prediction, explanation, understanding, control
falsifiable → scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies