Scientific vs. Nonscientific Approaches to Knowledge


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If you get a gut feeling that a car is about to speed around the corner, then this is an example of:

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1. All dogs have a great sense of smell. Because Hank is a dog, then he must have a good sense of smell. This is an example of:

2. Don't jump out of a plane 20,000 feet in the sky without a parachute if you want to live! This is an example of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz is going to ask you about things dealing with approaches to knowledge, such as the systematic approach, how knowledge is gathered, and illustrations of knowledge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More precisely, this quiz will ask you about:

  • What a gut feeling about something is
  • Deduction from two premises
  • Why a person might not want to jump out of an airborne plane
  • What goes into the systematic approach

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how people know and learn things
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on approaches to knowledge
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the systematic approach

Additional Learning

If you want to discover even more about this material, you should watch our lesson called Scientific vs. Nonscientific Approaches to Knowledge. This lesson will specifically cover:

  • Examples of non-scientific approaches
  • Issues with non-scientific approaches
  • Examples and components of scientific approaches