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    Critical Thinking Simulation

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    Do you have any suggestions for completing the following? Prepare a paper discussing a "real world example of critical thinking." This could cover any topic (environment, business, politics, etc)

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    If we agree that critical thinking could include the following processes:

    ? Purpose for thinking: goal, objective
    ? Question at issue: the problem
    ? Concepts: theories, definitions, axioms, laws, principles, models
    ? Assumptions: presuppositions, taken for granted
    ? Information: data, facts, observations, experiences
    ? Interpretations and inferences: conclusions, solutions
    ? Points of view: frame of reference, perspective, orientation
    ? Consequences and implications ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution first discusses eight general processes involved in critical thinking. Then a subject was selected: should the company expand their product sales into the State of Idaho? The solution develops the idea with a list of nine criteria to be investigated, discussed and further researched before making a decision about the primary question.