We have learned that inductive inference is the most common kind of inference of all. It happens every day in each of our lives. This discussion will give each student a chance to create examples of common forms of inductive inference.
Prepare: To prepare to answer this prompt, take another look at our book, paying close attention to the names of the various forms of inductive inference. Take a look as well at the required resources from this week.
Reflect: Think about examples you have seen of each type of inductive inference in daily life. Consider the relative strength of such inferences in light of the methods of evaluation that you learned in the chapter.
Write: To answer the prompt, create or find one example of one of three different types of inductive inference. Clearly indicate as well which type of inductive inference it is. For each of your arguments, include an analysis of its degree of strength using the evaluative methods we learned in the chapter for that type of argument. Must be a minimum of 150 words.
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1. When birds flap their wings, they usually then fly off.
2. The large bird outside is flapping its wings.
3. Therefore, the large bird will probably fly off.
This is a moderately strong inductive...
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