Critical Thinking

  • Find an online article (news, magazine, journal, etc.) of interest that uses statistics to make its conclusion.
  • Share a link in this thread, and answer these questions about that article:
    • What is the premise and conclusion of the argument based on statistics?
    • Determine whether or not the argument uses any deceptive statistics.
    • Give your opinion on whether the argument has persuaded you. Explain why or not.
    • Determine the primary ways in which statistics or authority are used in your current position in developing persuasive arguments and provide examples here.