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5 Matching questions

  1. falsifiable
  2. empirically verifiable
  3. science
  4. open to modification
  5. authority
  1. a it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
  2. b propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  3. c as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
  4. d combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  5. e we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. foretelling the future
  2. over that phenomenon
  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. scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
  5. prediction, explanation, understanding, control

5 True/False questions

  1. parsimoniousforetelling the future


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


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


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


  5. questions that are difficult to answer by scientific studyprediction, explanation, understanding, control