Question and answer
How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking?
t first glance, assumptions may not seem like they belong in the critical thinking process. However, your assumptions are a key factor because they give you quite a bit to think critically about! In your critical thinking, [ you need to take any assumptions you have and question them as you try to substantiate them or unsubstantiate them. With critical thinking and assumptions, it's also
important to understand what an inference is and how it relates to the entire process. Inference: A conclusion you come to in your mind based on something else that is true or you believe to be true Assumption: Part of your belief system. Something you don't question. Your mind takes for granted that your assumption is true Your beliefs (assumptions) cause you to come to conclusions (inferences). Your inferences then cause you to act accordingly. Ex. If I walk toward you with my hand out and smiling, you'll probably infer that I intend to shake your hand. Your assumption of my intent is based on similar experiences from your past. Those past events formed your belief about such situations. ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking?

Weegy: t first glance, assumptions may not seem like they belong in the critical thinking process. However, your assumptions are a key factor because they give you quite a bit to think critically about! In your critical thinking, [ you need to take any assumptions you have and question them as you try to substantiate them or unsubstantiate them. With critical thinking and assumptions, it's also important to understand what an inference is and how it relates to the entire process. Inference: A conclusion you come to in your mind based on something else that is true or you believe to be true Assumption: Part of your belief system. Something you don't question. Your mind takes for granted that your assumption is true Your beliefs (assumptions) cause you to come to conclusions (inferences). Your inferences then cause you to act accordingly. Ex. If I walk toward you with my hand out and smiling, you'll probably infer that I intend to shake your hand. Your assumption of my intent is based on similar experiences from your past. Those past events formed your belief about such situations. ]
scijoe21|Points 1175|

User: What might you do to avoid making assumptions in your thinkking?

Weegy: void making assumptions until you have collected and examined sufficient evidence. The fact that a store is crowded with shoppers does not prove that the business is profitable. [ [ The past performance of a mutual fund does not guarantee that its value will increase in the future. A successful teacher cannot be assumed to be an effective principal. ] ]
Expert answered|thederby|Points 1144|

Question
Asked 5/9/2012 9:12:50 AM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
What is assumption?
Question
Updated 10 days ago|3/17/2015 3:47:37 AM
1 Answer/Comment
An assumption is a statement that is presumed to be true without concrete evidence to support it.
Added 10 days ago|3/17/2015 3:29:34 AM
This answer has been confirmed as correct, not copied, and helpful.
Confirmed by jeifunk [3/17/2015 3:47:25 AM]
20,153,167 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Tissues arranged together make up _____, which, when functioning ...
Weegy: Tissues arranged together make up ORGANS, which, when functioning together in groups, make up SYSTEMS. User: ...
3/27/2015 1:09:34 PM| 7 Answers
An equilateral triangle is always __________. A. obtuse and ...
Weegy: The statement that is always true is: Equilateral triangles are isosceles. User: The condition of two sides ...
3/26/2015 7:44:37 AM| 3 Answers
what is assets User: what is liabilties
3/26/2015 7:25:54 AM| 2 Answers
55a – 44a = 11
3/26/2015 7:33:06 AM| 2 Answers
Find the product. (2p + 7)(3p - 9)
Weegy: (2p + 7)(3p - 9) = 6p^2 - 18p + 21p - 63 = 6p^2 + 3p - 63 User: Find the product. -2x(x 2 - 3) Weegy: ...
3/26/2015 7:48:19 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following equations is the translation 2 units down of ...
Weegy: The following equation that is the translation 2 units down of the graph of y = |x| is y = |x| - 2. User: If ...
3/26/2015 8:56:10 AM| 2 Answers
The cap and dividend policy works by _______. a. ending industrial ...
Weegy: The answer is A. I should not have to go to school today. User: My boss should let me go home early today. ...
3/26/2015 12:06:46 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
L
P
P
P
Points 1270 [Total 9156]| Ratings 0| Comments 1270| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 622 [Total 1533]| Ratings 6| Comments 562| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
Points 475 [Total 7782]| Ratings 8| Comments 395| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 434 [Total 7935]| Ratings 0| Comments 434| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 401 [Total 906]| Ratings 10| Comments 291| Invitations 1|Offline
S
L
Points 353 [Total 1475]| Ratings 2| Comments 333| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 199 [Total 567]| Ratings 3| Comments 169| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 42 [Total 158]| Ratings 4| Comments 2| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 35 [Total 126]| Ratings 0| Comments 35| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 35 [Total 35]| Ratings 0| Comments 35| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.