LAS432 Discussions Week 1

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LAS432 Discussions Week 1
A thesis statement plays an important role in the research process. Baase states in her prologue that…

 

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LAS432 Discussions Week 1

LAS432 Discussions Week 1

All Students Posts 79 Pages 

The Role of a Thesis – 39 Pages 

A thesis statement plays an important role in the research process. Baase states in her prologue that “Computer technology is the most significant new technology since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.” In doing so, she had to back up this argument with solid scholarly research. To evaluate the strength of her argument, consider for a moment whether she accomplished this goal. How did she do in convincing you of her claim? What were the arguments she used to support her point within Week 1’s reading? Were they enough to convince you that she was right in stating this? Why is Baase’s thesis statement considered a good example to study in preparing for writing your own thesis statement this week?…

Science and Technology – 40 Pages 

If the scientific test of a scientific theory is accepted by the community of men and women who are called scientists, does that mean that anything is acceptable as long as enough of the right people agree with it? Does that mean there is no such thing as scientific truth? How, if at all, does science differ from politics, art, or religion? Sometimes repeated research finds conflicting results about a formerly reported scientific fact – how does this affect American trust in scientific facts? Why is it that scientists follow the steps of the scientific method – what is gained by this process?…