Week 7 Discussion 1

COLLAPSE

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“Types of Evidence”  Please respond to the following:

  • Consider the difference between empirical scientific evidence and anecdotal evidence. Explain which is considered more useful to the study of public policy and state why.
  • Using the e-Activity, identify 2-3 policies of your choice and discuss which type of evidence is most appropriate for the policies you identified.

week 7 discussio 2 

“Creating Arguments”  Please respond to the following:

  • Using one of the policies listed in Discussion 1, create one of each of the following (for a total of four arguments): 
    • Normative argument
    • Positive argument
    • Anecdote argument
    • Evidence argument 

Helpful tools for these Discussions 

  • Visit The White House Briefing Room to read “FACT SHEET: The President’s Framework for Shared Prosperity and Shared Fiscal Responsibility” dated April 13, 2011 at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/13/fact-sheet-presidents-framework-shared-prosperity-and-shared-fiscal-resp. Be prep

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