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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. inter-subjective
  2. specific
  3. experience
  4. explanation
  5. logical
  1. a scientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon
  2. b 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
  3. c descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  4. d scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
  5. e (knowing why something occurs) place the phenomenon to be explained into a broader framework or pattern that doesn't really require much additional elaboration

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. knowing the particular sequence of causal events
  2. propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  3. over that phenomenon
  4. the aim is to gain the greatest amount of understand from the smallest number of variables
  5. combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation

5 True/False questions

  1. generalover that phenomenon


  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. authoritywe can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong


  4. Ways of KnowingExperience, authority, science


  5. open to modificationforetelling the future


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