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Asking the right questions : a guide to critical thinking

Author: M Neil Browne; Stuart M Keeley
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Browne, M. Neil, 1944-
Asking the right questions.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1998
(OCoLC)706015945
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Neil Browne; Stuart M Keeley
ISBN: 0137581866 9780137581863
OCLC Number: 37155810
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 179 : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The benefit of asking the right questions --
What are the issue and the conclusion? --
What are the reasons? --
What words or phrases are ambiguous? --
What are the value conflicts and assumptions? --
What are the descriptive assumptions? --
Are there any fallacies in the reasoning? --
How good is the evidence: intuition, appeals to authority, and testimonials? --
How good is the evidence: personal observation, case studies, research studies, and analogies? --
Are their rival causes? --
Are the statistics deceptive? --
What significant information is omitted? --
What reasonable conclusions are possible? --
Practice and review.
Responsibility: M. Neil Browne, Stuart M. Keeley.

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