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how to do a scientific study

Identify a variable for scientific study that can be operationally defined. Create an operational definition for the variable. Identify what aspects of the variable would be observable and measurable.

Good to great: Why some companies....

1) I need to Identify the philosophical assumptions underlying the research and methodology. 2) I need to explain the practical significance of the assumptions and their effect on the research's applicability. 3) I need to relate the assumptions and research methodology to the readings, including my observations on how adheren

Scientific Methods

Observation, Hypothesis, Experimentation, and Verification. Review the sections on 'The Scientific Method and Proving a Theory'. Then respond to the following: Evaluate the claims below by using the Scientific Method and Proving a Theory steps. Identify the claim(see below) and explain what specifically makes

Finding Fallacies or No Fallacies

You encounter arguments everyday but probably do not notice them. Try to find examples of logical errors and/or examples of good syllogistic reasoning. There are plenty of examples on radio and television talk shows, in your local newspaper, and even in discussions with your friends. Do not use examples from Internet Web sites w

Contrast deductive and inductive arguments.

Please explain the difference in deductive arguments that are valid, but not sound and deductive arguments that are valid and sound. Please provide example of both in premise conclusion form. Also, please explain how to write an inductive argument when looking at a specific conclusion and how one would make the argument stronger

Logical puzzle example.

Taylor has 4 riders in her Summit School car pool and after school each student gets out at their own home. Find the order in which the students get out and their hometown. Clues: At the Annapolis stop, Taylor is not the only one left in the car. Brian gets off one stop before Bowie Town Center and that person gets off be

Logical Fallacies

In a short answer, determine the validity of the argument or the logical rule that is broken in this syllogism: 'Some diamonds are precious stones. Some carbon compounds are not diamonds. Therefore, some carbon compounds are not precious stones'.

claims by astrologers

Identify an area that would be considered to be pseudoscientific, such as astrology, palm reading, and ESP. Find evidence for claims made by these fields, and explain why this evidence is pseudoscientific.

understanding the "Socratic method"

Socratic Method form of dialectical debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints built upon asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. It is a negative method of hypothesis elimination, in other words, the best hypotheses are found by identifying and eliminating those that lead

Philosophy news article

Philosophy In the News Locate a source on the Internet that you are interested in and apply the critical thinking model to analyze it. As you search for sources, focus on current events that lend themselves to analysis, debate, or critical thinking. Almost any current event can have some element, which can be taken as be

Thinking Patterns and Emotions

Please help me discuss this question below: How might your particular thinking patterns lead to costly errors? For instance, do you quickly accept what you read and hear? Do appearances of things or feelings of others strongly sway you? Provide examples.

Imagine that your city is planning to build a waste recycling plant in your neighborhood. What are the ethical and practical considerations for making this decision? How would your concern for the environment affect your view on this action? Would you oppose this action? Why or why not?

Imagine that your city is planning to build a waste recycling plant in your neighborhood. What are the ethical and practical considerations for making this decision? How would your concern for the environment affect your view on this action? Would you oppose this action? Why or why not?

This solution helps to evaluate and formalize the arguments.

I have some problems with this topic, I need to evaluate this whole argument and determine whether the premises offered actually support the conclusions, I also need to evaluate the argument to show that the effectiveness of it and resist the temptation to invent new arguments for or against the conclusion. Thanks Adult huma

Critical Theory

250 words not counting citation: Select one passage from one theorist in Critical Theory and explain to us what you understand it to mean. Or, on the other hand, explain what you find confusing about such a passage.

Concept of Fallacy

Explain what is a fallacy and show the particular flaws in reasoning that correspond with the two listed below: Composition and division Then provide an example for one of the fallacies, the first sentence must be the premise making it a true statement and the second the conclusion that commits the fallacy.

Fallacy overview

I need help with finding the correct answer to this question. I have read the chapter and I am unclear what I need to do. Explain what is a fallacy and then show the particular flaws in reasoning that correspond to each one. I need to provide an example and indicate which of the two fallacies is exemplifying.

Core Concepts of Arguments

Problem: Your readings this week discuss arguments. This is a core concept of critical thinking. An argument is not a quarrel and requires three elements: * An arguable issue. * A claim (which is really your conclusion). An argument requires that you make a decision about the issue, you must have a claim that somet


Please help with this assignment - In very short paragraphs/ straight to the point, complete the following: Identify and explain the fallacies of relevance in the following passage. Nietzsche was personally more philosophical than his philosophy. His talk about power, harshness, and superb immorality was the hobby of a harm

Language, Definition, Genus, and Difference

Criticize the following in terms of the rules for definition by genus and difference. After identifying the difficulty, state the rule that is being violated. If the definition is either too narrow or too broad, explain why. 'A hazard is anything that is dangerous.'

Disprove Principle of Sufficient Reason

Please identify 2-3 examples that seem to disprove the Principle of Sufficient Reason (specifically pertaining to the well-known expressions of: entity, x, event, e, and proposition, p). If examples cannot be made, why not? If so, does it really violate the Principle or not? A clear explanation of all issues is greatly appre

Philosophy help

I have formulated my own questions (listed on top). If you could point out the main arguments, premises, conclusion of those main arguments. Basically, I need help answering those questions that ive listed at the top as detailed as possible as it help me out.