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Ways of Knowing Week 2
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A note about notes Outline slides will be available on Sakai before each class How to use these notes to your advantage
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What we’ll cover today: The main ways we learn about the world around us How (social) science approaches differ from these ways of learning The core of the scientific method
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How do we learn from the world around us? We learn about probability, and cause & effect We learn through tradition We learn from authorities
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How do we learn from the world around us? Overgeneralizing Illogical reasoning
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Problems with Non-Scientific Beliefs Based on limited knowledge Tend to believe that what is in our minds is the only
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Unformatted text preview: truth Intuitive thinking Cognitive consistency Authorities can make mistakes! Times and conditions may changeso thinking has to be self correcting. So, what is real? We live in a state of nave realism most of the time Perspective: what is universal and what is relative in human experience? Is there truth? Foundations of Social Science Theory: Social regularities Aggregates Individuals Quantitative--Qualitative Characteristics of the Scientific Approach Law of Parsimony Replication Generalizability Thinking in the Social Sciences Paradigms Theories Hypotheses...
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