5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Ways of Knowing
- a (knowing why something occurs) place the phenomenon to be explained into a broader framework or pattern that doesn't really require much additional elaboration
- b we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
- c the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
- d 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
- e Experience, authority, science
5 Multiple choice questions
- prediction, explanation, understanding, control
- scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
- combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
- over that phenomenon
- scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen
5 True/False questions
falsifiable → scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
questions that are difficult to answer by scientific study → 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?
empirically verifiable → propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
open to modification → as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
scientific theory → consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.