“identifying misleading information in an argument” | PHI 210 Critical Thinking | Strayer University

 

Find an online article (news, magazine, journal, etc.) on any subject that interests you that uses statistics to make its conclusion. Share a link in this thread.

Now 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 or not 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.

NOTE: All students are required to post a minimum of two (2) posts per online discussion thread. Students must have one (1) original post and a minimum of one (1) other post per discussion thread.

 
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