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5 Matching questions

  1. logical
  2. empirically verifiable
  3. control
  4. scientific theory
  5. falsifiable
  1. a over that phenomenon
  2. b propositions and theories must be testable in the real world
  3. c it should be possible to specify ahead of time what sort of data, if observed, would make the hypothesis false
  4. d consists of more than one statement; they yield hypotheses that are testable by observation.
  5. e scientists use inductive and deductive logic to achieve their goals. Theories must not contain logical inconsistencies

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. combines empiricism with logical thought; science works; systematic observation as opposed to casual observation
  2. as time passes, new evidence may be expected to revises existing ways of thinking about a phenomenon
  3. the aim is to understand overall patterns of events. The larger the scope that is explained, the more useful the explanation is.
  4. 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?
  5. foretelling the future

5 True/False questions

  1. experienceempiricism) 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


  2. inter-subjectivedescriptions of observations must be sufficiently detailed that other scientists will be able to replicate the observations


  3. Ways of Knowingknowing the particular sequence of causal events


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


  5. deterministicscientists must be specific about the methods of measurement used to investigate a given phenomenon