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Axia College Material Appendix E Critical Analysis Forms Fill out one form for each source. Source 1 Title and Citation: Violence is rising as job loss spreads Mohammad, Susan. "Violence is rising as job loss spreads.(NATIONAL)(Brief article)." Maclean's. 122. 14 (April 20, 2009): 23(1). Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center . Gale. Apollo Library. 27 June 2009 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC- 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. Due to our economic crisis woman’s shelters are becoming over populated. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author was not bias in this article. The article provided factual evidence to support what was being said. 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The article is done thoroughly using statistics to back up the statements that are made. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. The source is a director of a woman’s shelter which in my opinion makes the article credible. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author uses Authority by getting information from a director of a woman’s shelter. It is logical that the director of the shelter would back up the theory that all this is due to our economic crisis. 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The article uses the questionable cause fallacy. It states that because men are losing their jobs woman are being abused. However, this may not be the only reason for the abuse rates rising. 7 State one argument made by the author. So far, the fallout of Canada's recession has been largely confined to job loss and devastated finances. But women's shelters across the country are starting to see financial woes spilling over into violence, as reports of domestic abuse rise. 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. The premises: Men are losing their jobs and turning towards violence from the stress. The Conclusion: Woman’s shelters are becoming over populated. CRT 205
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9 Is the author’s argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain how you determined this. The article makes valid points with facts to back it up;
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