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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Asking the Right Questions When I was asked to add a critical thinking module to a recent creative thinking session I turned to Asking the Right Questions by M. Neil Browne and Stuart Keeley for one ... Read full review

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An excellent guide to not only the analysis of other people's arguments, but also in responsibly creating good arguments to be presented to others. Unfortunately, the book was slightly more by the ... Read full review


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