Quiz2_F03_ans - NAME SECTION PLS 200 INTRODUCTION TO...

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NAME:___________________________ SECTION: ___________________________ PLS 200 Prof. Charles W. Ostrom, Jr. INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 17 September 2003 Quiz #2 1. Identify the four desiderata for a science of politics. [4 points] 1. Explain, predict, understand 2. Theory-oriented, theory-directed 3. Use the methods of science 4. Ask Nature if the hypothesis is true 2. Realism and relativism. [4 points] a. To what aspects of the scientific method do realism and relativism refer? [2 points] b. It is about the relationship between observation and theory c. What is the primary difference between the two? [2 points] Realism says science has access to the way the world really is Relativism says that science does not have access to uninterpreted reality – hence the world is equivocal (with no real way to say which view is right) 3. According to Herbert Simon, [4 points] a. Provide a definition of complexity [2 points] The world is made of many parts related in non-simple ways
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Quiz2_F03_ans - NAME SECTION PLS 200 INTRODUCTION TO...

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