Deductive vs. Inductive Reasoning

Deductive vs. Inductive Reasoning

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  • The Difference Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
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  • Alright, you still needed help with our Forensics lesson today? What don't you understand?
  • Ooh, okay. You mean inductive and deductive reasoning! That's easy. Look around this restaurant.
  • Yeah, thank you. I was wondering about that Sherlock stuff.
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  • Look here! The cashier behind the counter can help you put together inductive reasoning.
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  • Man, I can't wait to get home and watch my show. 
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  • 1. Notice the way she's crossing her arms. 2. Notice her disinterested facial expression. 3. Notice the way she's not interacting with any of the other customers. By these observations, you can use inductive reasoning to assume this worker is bored and wants to return home.
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  • Because these two are seated in this area, you can use deductive reasoning to conclude these two are a couple.
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  • Now look over here! In the corner of the restaurants is the "Couples-Only" section.
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  • By taking into account both general examples and your understanding of how the world works, inductive reasoning allows you to conclude that something is likely to be true.
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive reasoning is built on creating two overall statements whose logical relationship should lead to a third statement that is undeniably certain as your conclusion.
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Yeah, completely. Thank you so much for the help. See you in class tomorrow!
  • And that should be everything! Think you got it?
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