Learning Via Alternatives to Social Research

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Department
Family Relations and Human Development
Course
FRHD 3070
Professor
John Dwyer
Semester
Fall

Description
Learning Via Alternatives to Social Research Authority: experts, if an authority or expert says its true, then it must be. But there may be self-proclaimed experts they think they can just write a book about anything even though they do not have the qualifications. Tradition: the idea that something is true because that is the way it has always been. Common Sense: pure logic, or ordinary reasoning. Examples of clichés: 1. Opposites Attract - Vs birds of a feather flock together 2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder - Vs. out of sight, out of mind 3. 2 heads are better than 1 - Vs. too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth Media Myths: Seeing it in the media, makes it true Personal Experience: if you have experienced it, then it is true How Social Science Works - Versus physical sciences: harder to contradict physical science compared to so
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