liberal studies

Asking the Right Questions

Chapter 10, Are Any Statistics Deceptive? and
Chapter 11, What Significant Information is Omitted?

Read:

Game Theory: The Effects of Video Games on the Brain” by Amy Paturel in Brain & Life (June/July 2014)

Think about some strategies you might use to develop the habit of looking for omitted information in someones arguments. What are some tactful ways you use to ask for omitted information when you are having a debate with someone? What are some of the obstacles that you face in successfully applying the critical question of what significant information is omitted? Please cite from course readings as evidence informing your response.

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