Nature of Science

Nature of Science - THE NATURE OF SCIENCE PUTTING SCIENCE...

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THE NATURE OF SCIENCE PUTTING “SCIENCE” IN “SOCIAL SCIENCE” what is science the importance of theory social challenges WHAT IS SCIENCE? observation question hypothesis prediction experiment decision analysis scientific method falsification verification integration critical examination replication
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POSITIVISM scientific method truth moderate: best, most reliable EMPIRICIST ASSUMPTIONS commensurate experience of reality objective description possible only experience is real THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS paradigm “normal” science anomalies scientific crisis paradigm shift or scientific revolution
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PLAYING CARDS THE IMPORTANCE OF THEORY perception versus understanding
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THE IMPORTANCE OF THEORY cognition as specified vs general source: http://www.cns.atr.jp/dcn/ImamizuG/imamizuG.html OBJECTIVE DATA? replicable description
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Nature of Science - THE NATURE OF SCIENCE PUTTING SCIENCE...

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