Week 5 Discussion

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Discussion 1:

Find an online article (news, magazine, journal, etc.) on any subject that interests you that uses statistics to make its conclusion. Share a link in this thread.

Now answser these questions about that article:

  • What is the premise and conclusion of the argument based on statistics?
  • Determine whether or not the argument uses any deceptive statistics.
  • Give your opinion on whether or not the argument has presuaded you. Explain why or not.
  • Determine the primary ways in which statistics or authority are used in your current position in developing persuasive arguments and provide examples here.

Discussion2:

The video clip, “The Baloney Detection Kit,” this week discusses the ways an effective critical thinker assesses claims made by others.

  • Examine some key reasons why people might seem attracted to pseudoscience-type claims.
  • Describe at least two (2) such claims that you have heard people make and analyze the main reasons why such claims do or do not meet rigorous scientific methodology standards.
  • Determine at least two (2) ways in which the material discussed this week has changed your own thinking.

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