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University of Guelph
Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2120
Scott Brown

932 AM How do we know what we know Direct Knowledge ExperienceObservation do not affect objective realityIndirect Knowledge limits inquiry someone told you something so you dont want to do anymore research leads to close mindedness if we dont question original knowledge we may be stuck in poor thinking Traditioninfo through what others tell us the process of what others believeinfo passed on through socialization common knowledge Authority does not necessarily contend to reality acceptance of new knowledge is determined on the hierarchy and statusEverything must be tested just because someone is trusted and published does not mean that their info is accurateCommon Errors of Human Inquiry and Possible Safeguards inaccurate observationMissing information SOLUTIONSusing observation techniques to view the material multiple ytimes video camera Use of good and precise measurements overgeneralizationYouve seen something happen multiple times so you will assume i
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