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True/False Quiz

  1. In enumerative induction we begin with observations about some members of the group and end with a generalization about all of them.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. In general, the larger the sample, the more likely it is to reliably reflect the nature of the larger group.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. In national polling, samples need to be enormous to be accurate reflections of the larger target population.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. A self-selecting sample is usually highly representative of the target population.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. Many opinion polls are untrustworthy because of the flaws in the way the questions are asked.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. A strong enumerative induction must be based on a sample that is both large enough and representative.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. A causal argument is an inductive argument whose conclusion contains a causal claim.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. When we draw a conclusion about a target group based on an inadequate sample size, we commit the error of hasty generalization.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. A necessary condition for the occurrence of an event is one that guarantees that the event occurs.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. Your background information is grounded in your experience so that it cannot be in error.
      a. True
      b. False
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