Unformatted text preview: on?): An experiment. Bring people to the lab, and
induce a high or low sense of self-conceptual
selfuncertainty (use Hogg’s methods)
Provide examples of several CTs, and note
the percentages of people at UCSB and
SBCC who think there is some truth to the
theory (i.e., make it up) How to approach the questions
1. Think about a phenomenon
2. Make a “guess” (i.e., find a hypothesis, or
theory that can work)
3. Figure out the consequence of the guess
(i.e., make a prediction)
4. Explain how you would test the prediction When giving people the CTs, ask people to
rate how likely they would be to pass each CT
on to friends at UCSB (1 = not at all; 7 = very) Writing your response P3: Make a prediction: Four paragraphs get you 100%
P1: Describe/define the phenomenon
Cite the person(s) who discovered it where applicable
Explain (very clearly) what you are trying to explain (and
circumscribe your answer where necessary) P2: Outline your assumptions underpinning your ‘guess’, and give
evidence that the assumptions are sensible. This will probably
be someone else’s theory. Restrict this to one prediction
Prediction generation is LOGICAL. The prediction follows from
your theory P4: Describe a study (experiment or survey) that would
test your prediction If an experiment: what would be manipulated, and
how? What would be measured, and how?
References. A good answer will probably have 2-3
2references. These should be in APA format, and
appear on page 3.
VIDEO on SCIENCE My assumptions for this assessment
1. It is YOUR JOB to think of YOUR OWN
PREDICTION, but not hypothesis or theory. Use
the Feynman process to think about phenomena.
2. Struggle (at least a little) with interesting ideas,
don’t just replicate other people’s work. 5...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course COMM 109 taught by Professor Reid,s during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08