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Unformatted text preview: U tility (Usefulness) - how relevant is it to our lives? S cope - how big or little (flashlight vs. spotlight theory) - size and extent H eurism - motivating, exciting, the "ooh" factor F alsifiability - can it be tested to be inaccurate? What is a theory? A theory is a description of concepts and specifications of the relationships between those concepts. Most theories include a description of a social phenomenon (date) and an explanation of the relationships. What do theories do? Explain Predict Organize Solve Practical Problems...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COM 111 taught by Professor Hallsten during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.
- Spring '08