Asking the right questions: a guide to critical thinking

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Prentice-Hall, 1986 - Education - 192 pages
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This highly popular book helps readers bridge the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis. It teaches them to respond to alternative points of view and develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject. KEY TOPICS Specific chapter topics include the benefit of asking the right questions, issues and conclusions, reasons, ambiguous words or phrases, value conflicts and assumptions, descriptive assumptions, fallacies in reasoning, measuring the validity the evidence, rival causes, deceptive statistics, omitted significant information, and possible reasonable conclusions. For individuals seeking to improve their critical thinking capabilities.

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Review: Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

This book taught me a lot about how I think, and how the assumptions I (and others) have affect our quality of thought. Clarified a whole bunch. Ambiguity, fallacies, assumptions, values, evidence. It's all in here and more. Read full review

Review: Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking

User Review  - Mianmian - Goodreads

It is very useful for me to improve my critical thinking which is my biggest weakness. I am still re-reading it and making summary. Read full review

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Thinking Styles 2 An Example of the Filter Approach
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What Are the Issue and the Conclusion?
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What Are the Reasons?
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