As long as there is the possibility, however remote, that a highly probable conclusion might be mistaken even though the evidence at hand is unchanged, the reasoning is inductive.
Although it does not yield certainty, inductive reasoning can provide a confidence basis for solid belief in our conclusions and a reasonable basis for action. Takes thought and effort, but improves student learning.
PER 201 will be a capstone course that is taken after completion of PER 101, PLS 101, and ENG 102.
The curriculum will focus on critical thinking, metacognition, and the five reasoning skills.
Strategy 2: Make the right decision for the majority.
Critical thinkers put their egos aside and think about what is best for the overall organization, even if that is not the best solution for the individual.
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Deductive validity is rigorously logical and clear-cut.
Deductive validity leaves no room for uncertainty, unless one alters the meanings of words or the grammar of the language. We use inductive reasoning skills when we draw inferences about what we think is probably true based on analogies, case studies, prior experience, statistical analysis, simulations, hypotheticals, and patterns recognized in familiar objects, events, experiences and behaviors.