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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. falsifiable
  2. Ways of Knowing
  3. authority
  4. parsimonious
  5. science
  1. a it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
  2. b the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
  3. c combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  4. d Experience, authority, science
  5. e we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
  2. the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
  3. consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
  4. 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. propositions and theories must be testable in the real world

5 True/False questions

  1. experiencecombines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation

          

  2. inter-subjectivedescriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations

          

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

          

  4. explanation(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. predictionforetelling the future

          

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