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Three Types of Evidence to Support an Argument

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Kirsten Johnson

on 11 September 2013

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Transcript of Three Types of Evidence to Support an Argument

Types of Evidence Logical Empirical Anecdotal Logical evidence consists of studies, statistics, definitions, and other hard facts. Empirical evidence is discovered through experience, observation, or experimentation and usually involves the senses Anecdotal evidence comes from anecdotes, or short and often amusing or interesting accounts or stories based on real people or events, often involving the speaker PROS CONS convincing boring PROS CONS PROS CONS entertaining memorable subject to opinion may be one-sided or incomplete reliable impersonal personal accessible not fact For each argument the speaker makes, he must provide support or evidence. subject to bias usually testable
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