5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- scientific theory
- questions that are difficult to answer by scientific study
- 4 major goals of science
- a the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
- b 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?
- c scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
- d prediction, explanation, understanding, control
- e consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
5 Multiple choice questions
- descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
- we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
- as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
- propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
- Experience, authority, science
5 True/False questions
experience → combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
control → the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
falsifiable → it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
parsimonious → foretelling the future
deterministic → scientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen