5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- open to modification
- empirically verifiable
- Ways of Knowing
- a the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
- b as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
- c propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
- d knowing the particular sequence of causal events
- e Experience, authority, science
5 Multiple choice questions
- descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
- consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
- foretelling the future
- scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
- 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 True/False questions
general → the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
science → 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 major goals of science → prediction, explanation, understanding, control
falsifiable → it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
logical → scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies