Positive and normative statements - Often,

Positive and normative statements - Often,

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Positive and normative statements The importance of detecting bias in arguments Whenever you are reading articles on current affairs it is important to be able to  distinguish betweenobjective  and subjective statements . Often, the person writing an article has a particular argument to make and will  include subjective statements about what ought  to be or what should be  happening.  Their articles carry value judgements; they are trying to persuade you of the particular merits or demerits of a policy decision. These articles may be wholly or partially  lacking in objectivity. Positive Statements Positive statements are objective statements that can be tested, amended or rejected  by referring to the available evidence. Positive economics deals with objective  explanation and the testing and rejection of theories. For example:
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