### Evaluate the strength of inductive generalizations

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Chapter : Inductive Reasoning

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Define key terms and concepts in inductive logic, including strength and cogency.

2. Differentiate between strong inductive arguments and weak inductive arguments.

3. Identify general methods for strengthening inductive arguments.

4. Identify statistical syllogisms and describe how they can be strong or weak.

5. Evaluate the strength of inductive generalizations.

6. Differentiate between causal and correlational relationships and describe various types of causes.

7. Use Mill's methods to evaluate causal arguments.

8. Recognize arguments from authority and evaluate their quality.

9. Identify key features of arguments from analogy and use them to evaluate the strength of such arguments.

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Prepare: To prepare to write this discussion, read Chapter, focusing especially the section on "Strengthening Inductive Reasoning" in Chapter. Take a look as well at the required resources from this week, including What is a Strong Argument?

Reflect: Create a new (and improved) version of the argument that you have been developing throughout this course or create an argument for one of the premises of that argument. Try to make sure that all of your premises are true and that your reasoning is inductively strong. Again, consider how someone with the opposite point of view might criticize your argument and see if you can improve it to avoid those objections.

Write: Present your argument in standard form and explain any weaknesses that might remain. A weakness could mean a premise that many might disagree with or questions about the strength of the inference. Indicate briefly how you might address those weaknesses to strengthen your argument further. What further information might strengthen your argument the most?

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Remember, we are practicing putting our arguments in standard form. This means we label our premises and our conclusions. Our premises will make only ONE claim, and so too will our conclusions. We might explain our conclusions AFTER the argument, but the explanations will not be shoved into the conclusion.

P1. If you put your argument into standard form, then people can see the logical structure

P2. If people can see the logical structure, then they will understand your reasoning

P3. When people can understand your reasoning, then productive conversation can follow

P4. Productive conversation is desirable.

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