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Distinguishing Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 8, 9, 17 (Introduction)
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Instructions

Address the following:
· Find and post examples of deductive and inductive arguments (1 each).
· For each example, evaluate its logical strength, using the concepts and ideas presented in the textbook readings, the lesson, and any other source you find that helps you to evaluate the validity (deductive) or strength (inductive) of the argument. You can use examples from the text, or you can find examples elsewhere.

Editorials and opinion columns are a good source, as are letters to the editor. Blogs will also often be based on arguments.
Use mapping and evaluative techniques to make sure it is an argument.

· Is it inductive or deductive? Explain why.
· Does it pass the tests of validity and strength? Explain.
Writing Requirements
· 1 full-page
· Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/and an outside source)
· APA format for in-text citations and list of references