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Comparison of deduction and induction Deductive arguments can all take this form: If x, then y. Sometime x is many different statements (So that the y is the conclusion from many different premises) Importantly, x and y are always whole statements (not variables)
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Examples of deductive argument A=B B=C A=C Uncertainty increases communication Communication increases group cohesion Uncertainty increases group cohesion
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Properties of deduction Deductive statements are nonampliative, that is there is nothing in the conclusion that is not in the premises
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Examples of inductive argument Bob, Charlie and Dennis acted irrationally on Jan. 11, Jan 12 and Jan 14. Bob, Charlie and Dennis are men All men are irrational
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Properties of induction Inductive arguments are ampliative, that is, they amplify beyond the information presented in the premises
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How these different principles lead to different properties Let’s look at intersubjectivy, falsification and replication in terms of LOGIC (we have
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYC 205 taught by Professor Sell during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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