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Deductive and Inductive Argument

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What is the relationship between deductive and inductive arguments?

Why are both types valuable in research?

For each type, provide examples from health care administrations, illustrating benefits of their usage.

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A deductive argument is one where it is impossible for the premises to be true, but the conclusion false. Therefore, the conclusion follows necessarily from the premises and inferences. Deductive reasoning tries to prove their conclusions with inescapable logics.

A deductive argument claims that:
1. If the premises are true, then the conclusion must be true.
2. The conclusion follows necessarily from the premises.
3. The premises provide conclusive evidence for the truth of the conclusion.
4. It is impossible for the premises to be true and the conclusion false.
5. It is logically inconsistent to assert the premises and deny the conclusion, meaning, if ...

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A deductive argument is one where it is impossible for the premises to be true, but the conclusion false. Therefore, the conclusion follows necessarily from the premises and inferences. Deductive reasoning tries to prove their conclusions with inescapable logics.

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Deductive and Inductive Arguments

Suppose that you are working as a nurse in an emergency room. A patient, Edward (age 64), enters the emergency room. The patient says to that "All nurses like to draw blood from patients. You are a nurse. Therefore, I know that you are going to want to draw blood from me, even if it isn't necessary".

There are two parts to this

(A) Explain whether the patient is using deductive reasoning or inductive reasoning to make his argument. Justify your selection.

B) Respond to Edward's argument using inductive reasoning. Justify why you would be making an inductive argument rather than a deductive argument.

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