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Evaluating Evidence

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Timely Relevant Credible
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Who funds the study How many items/cases/people included People: diverse v. homogenous population, how  were they selected Numbers need to be interpreted: What do they  mean? Suggest for the future? Compare? Statistical significance 
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Humanize the data Evoke emotions Interest audience / connect with audience values Ethics: select a representative example, not just the  extreme or rare case Example is comparable/relevant to point
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Background check of credentials, affiliations Bias (religious, political, personal) Conflicts of interest (ex. financial gain)
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  • Spring '10
  • Travers
  • Rhetoric, representative, v. homogenous population, publications Philadelphia Inquirer, People National Inquirer, data Evoke emotions, audience values Ethics

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