Scientific Theories

Scientific Theories - Review of intro to intro Last week we...

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Review of intro to intro Last week we talked about the basic approach to science which involves 2 guidelines (an analytical or reasoning guideline and an empirical or testing guideline)
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We then talked about the terms that follow that kind of conceptualization--specifically: Independent and dependent variables Propositions Falsifiability (and precision)
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As a quick review What are the independent and dependent variables? Are these propositions? Negative information about task performance at one point in time influences task performances at subsequent points in time. As personal income increases, consumption may increase. Satisfaction at work settings is influenced by expectations.
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The first guideline for scientific theories There is more “controversy” about the logical or analytical guideline of scientific theories For “formal theorists”, there is an emphasis upon the use of deduction in the development of theories--and this is an approach I favor and so wish to develop first (but know that there are many views on this issue)
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