FOTD Review

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FOTD Review Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:39 PM Deduction (Argumentative form) Moves from general or universal through a specific case Often definitional Classic form is a syllogism , which has a major premise , a minor premise , and a conclusion that inevitably follows as a result of a deductive inference o In syllogism near to distinguish between validity and soundness Induction (Argumentative form) Induction works in the opposite direction: it moves from particular cases to make Inductive Generalizations The measure of an inductive generalization is the question of size and quality of the sample set EXAMPLE 1: UNC public speaking students are smart: You're smart…you're smart…you're smart… etc. Therefore we can reliably say that UNC public speaking students are smart. Problems: Inappropriate sample size, not robust and not representative FOTD - Slothful Induction o A fallacy in which an inductive argument is denied its proper conclusion, despite strong evidence for inference. The opposite fallacy is the hasty generalization. o
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course COMM 113 taught by Professor Montomerie during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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