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conclusion. Although a completely reliable conclusion that he was about to be drafted would be  difficult, if not impossible, to reach- even an order to report for induction could possibly be in error-  he should have investigated the situation more fully before acting so; he could have considered all  relevant evidence. The fifth and final phase is  Evaluation and Decision.  The objective of this phase is to determine  whether you have found any workable solutions to your problem and, if so, to select the best of  them. This phase involves assessing the reliability of solutions based on the testing done in phase  four. When you begin testing tentative conclusions by appropriating methods, you will soon discover  that completely reliable conclusions are rare. Usually there will be weaknesses either in the evidence or in the inferences or in both. In practical matters, the best we can hope for is high degree reliability.
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If we delayed making a decision until we reached absolute reliability, we would dwell forever in the  limbo of decision by indecision. The minimum degree of reliability you should have before accepting or acting on a conclusion varies  with the circumstances. A juror in a murder case who believes that convicting an innocent defendant  of murder would be a tragic error should demand the high degree of reliability known as  true beyond reasonable doubt . A person trying to decide which is the best of the two boxes of cereal can afford to settle for a much lower degree of reliability since relatively little is at stake. When evaluation of your tentative conclusions shows that none of them is sufficiently reliable, you  should repeat the whole circle. Each time we repeat the circle we are likely to discover new and  more promising tentative conclusions. The process should be repeated until you have a conclusion  with a degree of reliability sufficient for your purpose.     1.4  SUBTOPIC 2: Problem Solving Skills   a)  Problem solving skills As earlier indicated a problem can be any task or assignment or project that need completion.  Usually, it involves several different steps, phases or stages as indicated earlier. Some of the  phases will require specific methods that are particular to a given subject area. There are generic skills and processes that contribute to success for any kind of 'problem', whether  writing an assignment, conducting a student project, undertaking projects at work, or taking on an  undertaking in your personal or professional life.
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