Week 1 - Introductory Lecture

Reasoning can undermine conclusions drawn from

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Unformatted text preview: c about the connections and patterns among different things and processes that we have observed Re- evaluate Take new information on board to broaden our understanding of the social world on the basis of these processes Errors in Everyday Reasoning: Common errors in reasoning can undermine conclusions drawn from empirical observations. Observation Errors: Observations can simply be inaccurate After a quick glance around the room, you think there are 24 students present. There are actually 30, you have made an inaccurate observation. Observation Errors: Selective observation noticing only or mainly things that are in line with our pre- existing preferences or beliefs. For example: If convinced that all welfare...
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