The Logic of Scientific Discovery Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What lies in the testability of simple systems?

2. What are hypothetical estimates of frequency?

3. What does Popper say about the number of possible events with regard to testability?

4. What theory does Schrödinger begin this investigation with?

5. What principle does science presuppose?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Popper states determines corroboration?

2. Using Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, what does Popper attempt to prove?

3. What does Popper demonstrate by using probability theory?

4. What is the position taken to make the argument for sample selection in research?

5. Why do falsifiable statements hold the greatest promise for science?

6. What does Popper believe regarding the logical proximity of a theory to empirical statements?

7. What is the basic contribution that Popper makes to the logic of the theory of probability?

8. Why does Popper feel that intersubjective objectivity must be applied to statistical statements?

9. How does Popper feel traditional inductivists work?

10. How is the physical basis for the uncertainty theory undermined?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Popper feels no conclusive disproof of a theory can be obtained. Do you agree? Explain your answer based on the readings.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the structure of subclass relations. How do these structures ensure logical probability? Provide support for your answer from the book.

Essay Topic 3

What three steps must be taken for a statement to be logically examined? Discuss each step and identify its place in this process as well as its role.

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