COM 300 Notes - COM 300 Lecture 1 1/10 Knowledge A. B. C....

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COM 300 16:39 Lecture 1- 1/10 Knowledge A. Epistemology- the character of knowledge B. Philosophy of science- the characteristics of scientific knowledge C. Science- away of generating and testing truth of statements D. Ways of knowing Authoritarian method- social- authority expert power Mystical method- spiritual- state of grace allows them to produce the truth Logico- rational method- procedure Scientific method- observation o Individual biases make complete “objectivity” impossible o Agreement among scientists is as close as we can come to being  “objective” Lecture 2- 1/12 Paradigms and the study of communication A. Deciding how communication inquiry should be conducted Paradigms and the study of communication Different areas of assumptions:  o Ontology- assumptions about the nature of life and beliefs and reality  and whether its objective or subjective 
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COM 300 Notes - COM 300 Lecture 1 1/10 Knowledge A. B. C....

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