Discussion Question: "Identifying Misleading Information in an Argument"

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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 answer 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.

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Running head: IDENTIFYING MISLEADING INFORMATION IN AN ARGUMENT

Identifying Misleading Information in an Argument
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IDENTIFYING MISLEADING INFORMATION IN AN ARGUMENT

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Identifying Misleading Information in an Argument
In the article on the declining rate of cancer deaths in the United States, Gillian Mohney
wrote that the advancement in prevention, early detection of the cancer cell and the development
of new treatment protocols are responsible for the decline in the number of deaths from the
disease. Aside from this premise, the author based on his conclusion regarding the decline in the
positive impacts of the innovative treatment procedures that are used for different forms of
cancer cells including those that affect the lungs. Therefore, the author relied on the findings of
the studies used in the article to conclude that the preventative measures are compensating for
the inability of patients to purchase the expensive cancer drugs for treatment thereby contributing
to the reduction in the number of deaths from certain types of cancer.
Meanwhile, the author avoided the use of false statistics because those that were used
support the argument in the article were derived from the reputabl...


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