9781560526483

Critical Thinking : Strategies for Becoming an Influential Decision Maker

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    9781560526483

  • ISBN10:

    1560526483

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-02-12
  • Publisher: Crisp Learning
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Summary

By learning the critical thinking strategies outlined within this book, you will make effective decisions based on careful evaluation, develop the best solutions to problems, identify key issues without getting sidetracked, and use critical thinking to write and speak with impact.

Table of Contents

Understanding Critical vs. Non-Critical Thinking
The Case for Critical Thinking
3(4)
Recognizing Deceptive Reasoning
7(5)
Detecting Emotional Manipulation
12(4)
Styles of Non-Critical Thinking
16(4)
Critical Thinking Styles
20(4)
Becoming a Critical Thinker
24(11)
Recognizing and Evaluating Arguments
Defining Arguments
35(29)
Step 1: Pinpointing Issues
38(5)
Step 2: Identifying Arguments
43(4)
Step 3: Seeking Clarity
47(3)
Step 4: Understanding Context
50(4)
Step 5: Finding Credibility
54(3)
Step 6: Looking for Consistency
57(3)
Step 7: Judging Arguments
60(4)
Presenting Ideas Powerfully
64(7)
Developing and Evaluating Explanations
Explanations vs. Arguments
71(3)
Formulating Explanations
74(10)
Element 1: Gathering Information
75(2)
Element 2: Processing Information
77(3)
Element 3: Developing Hypotheses
80(3)
Element 4: Testing Hypotheses
83(1)
Asking Discovery Questions
84(3)
Challenging Assumptions
87(4)
Appendix
Reviewing What You've Learned
91(2)
Author's Suggested Responses to the Exercises
93(3)
Author's Suggested Responses to the Case Studies
96(5)
Additional Reading
101

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