Lecture6 (1) - EVIDENCE II Personal Testimony Problem...

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EVIDENCE II
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Personal Testimony Problem- private; Judge its dependability V extensive relevant personal experience and reading V not enough to provide a representative sample V lead to Hasty generalization fallacy draws a conclusion about a large group based on experiences with only a few members of the group
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Appeal to authority as evidence Authorities are often wrong – they often disagree V How much training V Access to pertinent facts V Primary source vs secondary source V Is there good reason to believe that the authority is relatively free of distorting influences V Bias and prejudice V personal interest may affect fairness V developed a reputation for frequently making dependable claims. V able to rely on this authority in the past
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•Research Tools •Critical Thinking •Arguments Present •Trustworthy Source •Dependable Authority •Information Interpretation •Value Assumptions •Evidence Integrity •Information Omitted •Hidden Agenda
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Research Tools Libraries Journals • www.yahoo.com • www.google.com • www.lycos.com • www.askjeeves.com • CERT
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Risk –passively accept information Consequence?! Actively ask questions
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