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5 Matching questions

  1. inter-subjective
  2. science
  3. general
  4. logical
  5. deterministic
  1. a combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  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 descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  4. d scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
  5. e scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
  2. prediction, explanation, understanding, control
  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. it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
  5. over that phenomenon

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Ways of KnowingExperience, authority, science


  3. open to modificationas time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon


  4. understanding(knowing why something occurs) place the phenomenon to be explained into a broader framework or pattern that doesn't really require much additional elaboration


  5. questions that are difficult to answer by scientific studyo 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?


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