W7-a-inductive arguments - Inductive Arguments Chapter 4...

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Inductive Arguments Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Diestler, S. )2009(. Diestler, S. )2009(. Becoming a critical Becoming a critical thinker thinker . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
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Objectives Understand the use of statistical evidence, including the evaluation of statistical research. Assess the quality of statistical reporting. Use and evaluate causal generalizations.
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Inductive vs Deductive Reasoning Inductive vs Deductive Reasoning From repeated observations we make a generalization = induction induction Then later we use the generalization as a rule to make predictions about what will happen = deduction deduction
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An Example An Example ‘If the cycle goes over a bump and the engine misfires, and then goes over another bump and the engine misfires, and then goes over a long smooth stretch of road and there is no misfiring, and then goes over a fourth bump and the engine misfires again, one can logically conclude the misfiring is caused by bumps = inductive reasoning inductive reasoning
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