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Empirical Methods
Information gained by direct observation or experiment.
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Objectivity
Having due regard for the known valid evidence. (no bias)
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Replicability
Cant it be repeated? To be reliable it need to be controlled and have methods carefully recorded and use valid measures.
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Hypothesis testing
Popper suggested that for a theory to be scientific it has to make predictions about behaviour and to do this it must be possible to show they are wrong.
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Falsification
Principle that a proposition or theory cannot be considered scientific. (Have to be able to be proved wrong)
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Popper 1935
'No amount of observations of white swans means that all swans are white, however the observation of a single black swan is sufficient to refute that conclusion'
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Having due regard for the known valid evidence. (no bias)

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Objectivity

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Cant it be repeated? To be reliable it need to be controlled and have methods carefully recorded and use valid measures.

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Popper suggested that for a theory to be scientific it has to make predictions about behaviour and to do this it must be possible to show they are wrong.

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Principle that a proposition or theory cannot be considered scientific. (Have to be able to be proved wrong)

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