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Chapter 5. Inductive Generalizations: Controlled Studies and Analogies Who said so? And who are they anyway?
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What this chapter should do for you… This chapter continues the study of evidence in the form of inductive generalizations from research, focusing on controlled studies, expert testimony and analogies. After studying this chapter you should be able to evaluate the basic quality of a controlled study, use specific criteria to evaluate expert testimony and to be aware of the appropriate uses of argument from analogy.
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The difference between the previous chapter and this chapter In the previous chapter, the forms of evidence we considered were statistical studies (polls and surveys mostly) and causal generalizations. In this chapter the focus is on controlled studies, expert testimony, and analogies . Controlled studies are mostly utilized in medical experiments or experiments in the natural sciences.
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What are the following in research? Protocol?
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSCI 1050 taught by Professor Fodeibatty during the Summer '06 term at Western Michigan.

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5 - Chapter 5 Inductive Generalizations Controlled Studies...

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