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Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

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Kassie K.

on 21 March 2013

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Transcript of Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

Deductive and Inductive Reasoning Deductive Reasoning Inductive Reasoning General or Universal Statement Begins with a specific idea or fact. Minor/Supporting Premise A more specific Minor/Supporting Premise Conclusion Deductive Reasoning is like a funnel. Guess Who? Inductive Reasoning is like a tent. A general statement based on evidence What would be the benefit of using deductive reasoning over inductive reasoning? Inductive Reasoning is used in science when one forms a hypothesis. A deductive argument clarifies something you already knew.

An inductive argument helps you gain knowledge by making an assumption. For instance, let's say that you checked out all of The Hunger Games trilogy from the library. When you came back the librarian suggested a book that was also about fighting in an arena.

Which type of argument is this?

What are some of your own examples?
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