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Department
Management
Course
MGT 3031
Professor
John Usher
Semester
Winter

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MGT3031: Managing Responsibly in a Global Environment Jan 12/12 Analyzing Arguments  an argument always has a CONCLUSION that is based on EVIDENCE, may contain ASSUMPTIONS  to weaken an argument: o attack evidence- invalidate evidence o attack assumption-point out invalid assumptions  5 common reasoning flaws: o Comparison & Analogy  Issue is alleged/assumed similarly or dissimilarly  Attack by showing similarities and dissimilarities (the opposite) o Representativeness Assumptions  Over-generalizing form a small sample that does not necessarily represent the larger group o Good Evidence Assumptions  Selective choice of relevant evidence  Include evidence that supports the claim, ignore evidence that refutes it o Cau
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