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5 Matching questions

  1. understanding
  2. open to modification
  3. empirically verifiable
  4. Ways of Knowing
  5. parsimonious
  1. a the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
  2. b as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
  3. c propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  4. d knowing the particular sequence of causal events
  5. e Experience, authority, science

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  2. consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
  3. foretelling the future
  4. scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
  5. 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

  1. generalthe aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.


  2. scienceempiricism) 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


  3. 4 major goals of scienceprediction, explanation, understanding, control


  4. falsifiableit should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false


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