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5 Matching questions

  1. 4 major goals of science
  2. understanding
  3. parsimonious
  4. general
  5. deterministic
  1. a prediction, explanation, understanding, control
  2. b the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
  3. c scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
  4. d the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
  5. e knowing the particular sequence of causal events

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
  2. descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  3. it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
  4. scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
  5. consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.

5 True/False questions

  1. authoritywe can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong


  2. controlover that phenomenon


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


  4. empirically verifiablepropositions and theories must be testable in the real world


  5. questions that are difficult to answer by scientific studyo 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?