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Self Test A on Knowledge Associated With Choice #10

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Someone most likely to prefer the Nonrational Knowing theme over the Scientific Method theme might ________.

1) be an engineer       2) also value causality        3) pay attention to synchronicity type experience   

4) prefer logical reasoning over intuition                5) believe in an orderly universe

2. The phrase “the experimental treatment had no effect” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) alternative hypothesis     2) null hypothesis     3) experiment    

4) double blind experiment    5) control group

3. The phrase "creating conditions or events that favor establishing a particular hypothesis" is linked to the definition of which term below?

1) experiment    2) testability    3) reproducible results

4) control group    5) causality

4.  Which of the following words is most intimately linked to the definition of science? 

1) method        2) theory         3) hypothesis       4) data        5) facts

5.   ___________ happens without words or logic, and can involve images, intuition, emotions, and gut feelings.

1)  left brain thinking         2) nonrational knowing       3) integrative thinking

4)  convergent thinking     5) divergent thinking

6.  All of the following words might be used to describe someone for whom the Scientific Method worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview except which ? 

1) rationality    2) empiricism    3) causality    

4) reductionism    5) pseudoscience

7.  The concept of "reproducible results" is linked to which part of the scientific method? 

 1) stating the problem             2) collecting data 

3) developing the hypothesis    4) experimenting      5) verifying

8. All of the following might be linked to someone who prefers the Nonrational Knowing theme over the Scientific Method  except which ?     

1) is more of a "right brain" thinker     2) pays attention to dreams  

3) finds science limiting      4) values scientism       5) values tacit knowledge

9.  Creative problem-solving brainstorming ___________________________.

1) be readily described with a recipe     2) is an example of a systematic problem solving approach 

3) is an example of a reductionistic problem solving approach 

4) needs to be tailored to encouraging insights related to the particular problem involved   

5) brings out what can be termed left-brain thinking strengths 

10.  A way to avoid bias in applying the scientific method involves formulating or conducting which of the following?

1) a null hypothesis    2) an alternative hypothesis    3) a model

4) a double blind experiment    5) a theory


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