Unit IV Assessment

Unit IV Assessment

 

Question 1

 

Match each item with whether it is an inductive or deductive argument. [Learning Outcome 7.1]

A. Deductive Argument
B. Inductive Argument

 

· Type of argument whose conclusion probably follows the premise and is merely stronger or weaker, rather than true or false.

 

· Drawing conclusions about a certain characteristic of a population based on a sample from it (generalization).

 

· A comparison between two or more similar events or things (analogy).

 

· An argument that claims something is (or is not) the cause of something else (causal arguments).

 

· A descriptive type of analogy, frequently found in literature (metaphor).

 

· Type of argument in which the conclusion necessarily follows from the premise and provides certain, conclusive proof of a true or false conclusion.

 

· An argument presented in the form of two supporting premises and a conclusion (syllogism).

 

· An argument that rules out possibilities until only one remains (argument of elimination).

 

· An argument in which the conclusion depends on a mathematical calculation (argument based on mathematics).

 

· An argument in which the conclusion is true because it is based on the definition of a key term (argument from definition).

Question 2

1. Assume you are in an organization that is experiencing difficulty competing with others within a particular industry as a result of the entry of several new competitors into the market. You have been tasked by the organization’s leader with developing a creative marketing solution. Utilize deductive arguments to support the proposed solution. The response should include one of the following: [Learning Outcome 7.2]

a. hypothetical syllogism,

b. categorical syllogism,

c. argument by elimination,

d. argument based on mathematics, or

e. argument from definition.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Question 3

1. Assume you are in an organization that is experiencing difficulty competing with others within a particular industry as a result of the entry of several new competitors into the market. You have been tasked by the organization’s leader with developing a creative marketing solution. Develop a creative approach for improving specific processes, and utilize inductive arguments to support the proposed solution. The response should include one of the following: [Learning Outcome 7.2]

a. generalization,

b. analogy, or

c. causal argument.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

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