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Argumentation CMN 323 Week 3 Lecture 1

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Date Created: 09/06/16
Tuesday September 6 2016  CMN 323 Argumentation – Week 3 Lecture 1 Instructor: Alia Bellwood th Office Location: Lincoln Hall, 4  Floor TA Office in pod D (Rm 4070) Office Hours: M 12pm­2pm, TH 2pm­3pm, and by appointment  Proofines   ­ List of 7 pieces of advice  o 1. Distinguishing between fact and opinion.  o 2. Back the sources of the data.  o 3. Check the credibility of a source.  Is the source reliable  o 4. Check to see if the source has a bias. o 5. Up to date.  o 6. No estimations and precise = de­estimate   Be more accurate on your numbers  No rounding up   Example – being accurate about the million march organizers  o 7.  Measuring the abstract – IQ tests   lower IQ lower on socio economic ladder, higher IQ higher on socio  economic ladder.  o 8. Data origins   polls, how the polls are taken, etc.   Phone polls, face­ to­face, online  o 9. Correlation does not equal causation  o 10. Measuring Quality   Fruit – packin   ­ Cherry picking  o Irresponsible when you only choose the ones that fits your argument  o Trying to confirm your own bias  ­ Apples to Oranges  o Trying to compare two things but one’s clearly different than the other  ­ Apple polishing  o Manipulating data so that it looks more appealing and factual than it actually is  o Data origins become obscured  Group 1 ­ Data analysis  1. Proposal to build a new library in Hillsboro Oregon.  o What is wrong with the old library? o What is the state budget? o If the location of the library is legal, not crossing boarders   o What size does the library have to be? 1 Tuesday September 6 2016  2. Proposal to provide slave reparation. a. Find population of slaves. b. Would it just be directly affected by slavery, or would it be the slave’s family?  c. Would they get a tax benefit? d. What type of payment would they get? e. Is it per person or per household? f. What affects would this have overall in the economy and in the government  g. What would the check be allowed to be used for? World debate ­ Eight­person debate  ­ Nicole, Stephanie, Ada, Mallory, Jellexus, Julia, Eddy, Franchesca  ­ Person  1 (priminister, demonstrate problem and plan to solve problem), 3(deputy)  opening government  ­ Person 2 (leader of opposition, extreme opposition uses other ways to solve the problem  than what the priminister declared), 4 (deputy)  opening opposition ( 1  opp.)  ­ Person 5 (member of government, at least one new argument), 7 (the government whip,  crystalize the debate, conclusion, forward )  closing government  ­ Person 6 (member of opposition, at least one new argument that enhances the debate), 8  (opposition whip, crystalize the debate, conclusion, forward, close out debate to look at  argument in new way)  closing opposition (2  opp.)  o Opposition – 2,4,6,8  o Government 1,3,5,7   Priminister (1) – Case, problem (what is to blame), plan, solvency (how  does plan address problem/blame? o Leader of opposition (2) – refutation, constructive argument (philosophy or world  view (yes we agree, if the government is going to do this action, that is their  philosophy (needs over moral, gov’t action or local action) of government?)) o Deputy (3,4) – Refute, offer constructive argument  o 5,6 members  refute, construct  o 7,8 members  refute, crystallization, find trends within arguments  2


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