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Research Methods I Science, Theory, And Hypothesis
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Rationalism versus Empiricism Plato and Rationalism 2 realities – the “real” one and the “imposter” that we sense Deductive techniques and reasoning Aristotle and Empiricism 1 reality – we find “essence” through info we gain via our senses Inductive techniques and observation
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Empiricism: 3 flavors (Epistemological realism) Direct Realism Critical Realism Subjective Idealism
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SCIENCCCCCE So, why do we like Science? What’s it good for??? Best thing we’ve got, at the moment.
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Theory Building as a Tool for Critical Thinking The Problem: the clash between biased thinking and our innate goal of truth. What is Critical Thinking ? Raise vital questions, clearly formulated. Systematically gathers and assesses information. Considers and tests alternatives. Communicates ideas and results effectively with others.
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Leader during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Tech.

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