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Asking the right questions: a guide to critical thinking

Asking the right questions: a guide to critical thinking

Browne, M. Neil; Keeley, Stuart M

Book. English.
11th ed.
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Published Boston, Mass.: Pearson, 2015

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Details

Statement of responsibility: M. Neil Browne and Stuart M. Keeley
ISBN: 0321907957, 9780321907950
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: xiii, 169 p. : ill.; 23 cm.

Contents

  1. The benefit and manner of asking the right questions
  2. Speed bumps interfering with your critical thinking
  3. What are the issue and the conclusion?
  4. What are the reasons?
  5. What words or phrases are ambiguous?
  6. What are the value and descriptive assumptions?
  7. Are there any fallacies in the reasoning?
  8. How good is the evidence : intuition, personal experience, case examples, testimonials, and appeals to authority?
  9. How good is the evidence : personal observation, research studies, and analogies?
  10. Are there rival causes?
  11. Are the statistics deceptive?
  12. What significant information is omitted?
  13. What reasonable conclusions are possible?