3.3 Induction And Scientific Reasoning

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  • 1. 
    In standard scientific usage, an inductive argument is an argument that infers a generalization from a finite sample of data.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In standard logical usage, an inductive argument is an argument that is intended to be strong.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Arguments that qualify as inductive under the standard scientific usage, also qualify as inductive under the standard logical usage.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    “Almost all Asians have dark hair. John is Asian. Therefore John has dark hair.” This argument qualifies as “inductive” under the standard scientific usage.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Inductive reasoning is rarely found in science.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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