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JKP Unit 2 (1st 10)

Assumptions/Characteristics of Science 1. Determinism 2.Parsimony 3. Manipulation 4. Empiricism 5. Philosophic Doubt 6. Replication
Determinism Behavior is caused by some event.
Empiricism Information is collected by objective observations
Law of Parsimony simplest explanation, all else being equal
Philosophic Doubt Conclusions are tentative and revised with data
Science systematic approach for seeking and organizing knowledge about the natural world
Goals of Science Prediction; Control
Pragmatic Truth Criterion truth is success of practical application.
Two Types of Science Natural & Social
Examples of Social Sciences Economics, Traditional Psychology, Sociology, Political Science
Created by: Cambam