SSG_Chapter9

# A describe the features of the sample which make it

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a) describe the features of the sample which make it unrepresentative b) describe the features of the sample which bias it Passage 8 According to a new poll, 80% of Canadians would vote for President Barack Obama, if they could vote in the upcoming US Presidential Election. 1. The scheme contained in the passage is ________. a) generalization b) polling c) general causal reasoning 2. Considering the scheme involved and the premises it requires, the weakest point in the argument is ________. a) the first premise (in which S is a sample of X s) b) the second premise (in which Proportion 1 of X s in S are Y ) c) the conclusion (in which Proportion 2 of X s are Y ) 3. Considering the weakest point in the argument, the most effective way to argue against it would be to ________. a) describe the features of the sample which make it unrepresentative b) describe the features of the sample which bias it

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