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5 Matching questions

  1. scientific theory
  2. logical
  3. questions that are difficult to answer by scientific study
  4. general
  5. 4 major goals of science
  1. a the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
  2. 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?
  3. c scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies
  4. d prediction, explanation, understanding, control
  5. e consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. descriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations
  2. we can't know everything so we turn to authority figures but even they can be wrong
  3. as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
  4. propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  5. Experience, authority, science

5 True/False questions

  1. experiencecombines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation

          

  2. controlthe aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.

          

  3. falsifiableit should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false

          

  4. parsimoniousforetelling the future

          

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