SOCB05H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: The Foundations, Nomothetic, Dependent And Independent Variables

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Chapter 1 - human inquiry and science: knowledge is based on agreement; ex. People in china speak chinese: the second question makes it concrete(when we know what is real) Something is considered real when there is logical and empirical support: epistemology science of knowing, methodology science of finding out. If we understand the meaning behind something it makes our predictions stronger. Everybody knows we agree on something because we learn it from others. It hinders to be a problem because if someone tries to seek a fresh understanding of something they may look like fools. Illogical reasoning the outcome is certain but there is no logic behind it (didn"t rain for many days so it will rain on the day of our picnic/ i"m still in the game because i"m going to win) What"s really real: what"s real is pretty obvious and this helps us get through our lives. Premodern view early ancestors believed what they wanted, however others opposed.

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