Epistemology notes - Epistemology Historical Ways of...

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Epistemology Historical Ways of Knowing oral tradition passed down, later recorded intuition best guess experience what we’ve personally experienced spiritual beliefs the inexplicable belief in a higher power, helps explain the unknown scientific method methodological approach to learning o dependent (effect)/independent (cause) variables ex: independent : poor test grade, dependent : change in study habits independent variable—1 . Mathematics A variable whose value determines the value of other variables. 2. Statistics A manipulated variable in an experiment or study whose presence or degree determines the change in the dependent variable. dependent variable— (in an experiment) the event studied and expected to change when the independent variable is changed. o some historical independent variables used to describe mental illness 1. demon possession 2. acts of angry god 3. brain pathology, infection, injury, dysfunction 4. lunar changes
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOCIAL WOR -- taught by Professor -- during the Spring '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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