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