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A common misconception about inductive arguments is that they __________.
are weak or strong
are more persuasive than deductive arguments
go from specific to general
go from general to specific
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Which of the following is true about combining deductive and inductive reasoning?
One should never try to combine the two, but should make the best choice of which one to use.
If an argument has inductive and deductive elements, then the overall argument is generally deductive.
The argument fails to adequately support its conclusion.
If an argument has inductive and deductive elements, then the overall argument is generally inductive.
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Inductive arguments aim for this type of connection between their premises and conclusions.
A true connection
A probable connection
A methodological connection
An absolute connection
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Inference to the best explanation is often expressed in which invalid argumentative form?
Denying the antecedent
Affirming the consequent
Denying the consequent
Affirming the antecedent
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One way to make an inductive argument weaker is to __________.
strengthen the conclusion
eliminate the conclusion
make the argument valid
strengthen a premise
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This philosopher claimed that science should focus on falsifiability rather than confirmation.