Evidence in Critical Thinking

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  • Evidence
    • Statistical or Numerical data
      • 1/3 people will get cancer in their lives
      • Less than 1% of cases are trialed by jury.
      • Sometimes interpretations of personal views
        • Although they try to appear factual they may be very subjective
      • Based on a sample of 100 teens. 82% of teachings in Otley think that fish, chips and mushy peas is a balanced meal.
    • A Personal Observation
      • I find that if I do more exercise I will feel better
      • Personal accounts or stories can enable you to tap in to the emotions of your audience.
        • Thus allowing you to win over your audience to your way of thinking
    • An Example
      • Develops the context of you arguement
        • You must always check the weather forecast before you go out or you may get wet. For example if you don't you may get caught in the rain unprepared.
      • Can be any other the other forms of evidence
    • A Statement from a Source or Witness
      • Quotes
        • "A healthy outside starts from the inside." Robert Urich
      • Personal accounts or stories can enable you to tap in to the emotions of your audience.
        • Thus allowing you to win over your audience to your way of thinking
    • An Estimate
      • John will be here in 10 minutes
      • Despite the recent dry spell, experts predict there will be no water restrictions this year.
    • A Factual Claim
      • 1+1=2

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