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5 Matching questions

  1. Ways of Knowing
  2. experience
  3. parsimonious
  4. explanation
  5. authority
  1. 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
  2. b we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
  3. c the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
  4. 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
  5. e Experience, authority, science

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. prediction, explanation, understanding, control
  2. scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
  3. combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  4. over that phenomenon
  5. scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. 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?

          

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

          

  4. open to modificationas time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon

          

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