Inductive Arguments

Exercise: State whether each item is a deductive argument (regardless of whether it’s valid or sound), an inductive argument, or not an argument.

If it’s inductive, state whether it is an empirical generalization, a prediction, or a causal inference.

Hint: the deductive arguments all have two premises followed by a conclusion.  

Exercise: Complete all items on the attached worksheet. The purpose is to consider ways that additional evidence can strengthen each conclusion. Please go over the sample (#1) before proceeding.