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Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2120
Scott Schau

Friday January 13 2012 What is Science is Science y A set of logical and empirical methods drawing inferences or deductions from hypothesis y Systematic observation experimentation rigorous methodology y ReplicationMUST BE ABLE TO REPLICATE FOR IT TO BE SCIENCE y Impersonalobjective y Epistemology the science of knowing Pseudoscience is y A set of ideas based on theories put forth as scientific when they are not y Based on authority or sacred text myths legends y Cant be tested illogical reasoning y Often supported by selective use of anecdotes and intuitionThe Foundations of Social Science Two Pillars of science 1 Logic and 2 Observationreal systematic observation not just casual you need to set out what exactly you are observingThree Majoraspects of social science are y Theory y Data collection and y Data analysis We will b
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