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    Evidence obtained from observation vs inquiry

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    Explain why the following statements is considered to be true.

    Evidence obtained from observation is considered more reliable than from inquiry.

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    Reliability is about how "convincing" the evidence is given the source of the evidence. Inquiry is just asking someone what they do. It relies of their memory and understanding, which may be correct. Or it may be out of date. Or it may ...

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    The response discusses how these are different and why inquiry is less reliable. Examples are given to illustrate the ideas. Response is 1 paragraph (164 words).