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5 Matching questions

  1. explanation
  2. falsifiable
  3. experience
  4. specific
  5. control
  1. a over that phenomenon
  2. b scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
  3. c (knowing why something occurs) place the phenomenon to be explained into a broader framework or pattern that doesn't really require much additional elaboration
  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 it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  2. propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  3. the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
  4. knowing the particular sequence of causal events
  5. foretelling the future

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Ways of KnowingExperience, authority, science


  3. questions that are difficult to answer by scientific studyprediction, explanation, understanding, control


  4. deterministicscientists assume that events happen for reasons. Things do not "just happen


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