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Unformatted text preview: Ecological Fallacy Sometimes, people mistakenly attempt to infer characteristics about a single individual based upon characteristics of the in For an example of the ecological fallacy, imagine a person saying: Harvard is a better school than Washington and Lee; since John goes to Harvard, he is a better student than Mary, who go This conclusion does not follow from the premises. Even if Harvard is better than Washington and Lee, John could be a com Back to ' Analysis and Argument ' Writer's Web | Writing Center | Make an Appointment | Library...
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