5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Ways of Knowing
- a it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
- b the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
- c combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
- d Experience, authority, science
- e we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
5 Multiple choice questions
- scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
- the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
- consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by 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?
- propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
5 True/False questions
experience → combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
inter-subjective → descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
logical → scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
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
prediction → foretelling the future