Core Concepts and Confusions : A WebRing & External Bibliography with Links

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edited 4/11/14

Ambiguity and Vagueness
Why do they happen? How are they different?
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/ambiguity.html

ambiguity from FOLDOC
Note the difference between ambiguity and vagueness.
www.swif.uniba.it/lei/foldop/foldoc.cgi?ambiguity

Case for Case, The
Demonstration sheet and exercises. Avoiding pseudo-correct English.
../EGR/Case.html

Causal Analysis: an exercise
Complexities and background conditions
../EGR/CausAnlys.html

Causal Loop Diagrams
... how to draw causal loop diagrams that help .. describe the interdependencies between elements that form a system
http://www.joiningdots.net/systems/thinking/causal_loops.htm

Cause and Effect Exercises
Combine the pair of sentences below into ONE sentence, ...
lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/causeconnect.html

Common Errors
in Logic and Rhetoric -- chart
../EGR/Errors.html

Confirmation Theory:
Radical Empiricist version -- exercises
../EGR/Empiricist.html

The Conjunctive Fallacy: a fallacy itself?
-- Is representativeness irrational?

Constructive Criticism.
What is it? -- short essay
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/Criticism.html

Controversy Analysis Worksheet
Analysis protocol
../EGR/Controlysis.html

Cooperation and Coercion
What is the difference?
http://www.newfoundations.com/EdBiz/cooperation.html

Counterexamples
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/PluralCrit.html#IXcounterexamples

Critique of Arguments
Quick'n'Dirty Syllogistic Method
../EGR/CritiqueQ%26D.html

Description to Definition: a process
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/PluralCrit.html#Idescribing

Definition, varieties of
Typology and examples, exercise
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/Definition.html

Delegitimating Interests
confusing fact and valuation
../EGR/Delegitimating.html

Detecting Fallacies
worksheet
../EGR/Fallacies.html

Diagramming Concepts
Reasoning with Venn diagrams
../EGR/Venn.html

Evaluating a Rationale for Intervention
Worksheet
../EGR/CueConcern.html

Evaluating a Theory: a first approach
http://hwww.newfoundations.com/EGR/EvalTheory.html

Everyday Theories.
Folklore about human behavior -- discussion sheet
../EGR/Everyday.html

Factor Analysis
... main applications of factor analytic technique ...
http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stfacan.html

Fair Share vs. Fair Play
Why is the distinction important?
http://www.newfoundations.com/Clabaugh/CuttingEdge/Fair%20share.html

Generative Schemata: from thought to text -- a PowerPoint presentation

Hurt, Harm & Safety
What is it important not to confuse these terms?
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/HurtHarm.html

Illogic and Dissimulation in School Reform
The School "Improvement" Flea Market: buyer beware!
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/IllogicReform.htm

Ishikawa, or Fishbone, Cause and Effect. Diagram ...
Kaoru Ishikawa used the Fault Tree, ...
www.skymark.com/resources/tools/cause.asp

Isomorphisms: parallel structures of thought.
The Skeletons of Metaphor. How can we recognize them?
../EGR/Recognizable.html

Justice through Testing
Defining the discrepancy between potential and achievement
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/Justice.html

Justice vs. Expedience
Case analysis exercises.
http://www.newfoundations.com/CaseModels/Expedience.html

Literacy Education -- a catalog of hyperlinks

 Logical Fallacies: The Fallacy Files
Describes and gives examples of logical fallacies ...
http://www.fallacyfiles.org/

Mission: Critical (Vagueness and Ambiguity)
A little test to help distinguish vagueness from ambiguity (from San Jose University's critical thinking pages).
www2.sjsu.edu/depts/itl/graphics/vague/vague.html

Name-Dropping Is Not Enough: faking it with buzzwords
http://newfoundationsbloglocus.blogspot.com/2010/12/name-dropping-is-not-enough-faking-it.html

Operationalization
Making theories testable.
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/Oper.html

Pain vs. Anguish
Physically and morally they are different.
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/Pain.html

Paradigms
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/PluralCrit.html#Vparadigms.

Partitioning and Measurability
Process of developing a measure.
../EGR/Measurability.html

Policy Types
Analysis diagrams
../EGR/PolicyTypes.html

Production Models of the School
Varying input-output relationships may affect policy.
../EGR/Production.html

Punishment vs. Cruelty
Case analysis exercises.
http://www.newfoundations.com/CaseModels/Punishment.html

Rationales for Intervention
Discussion and methodology. A theory of warrants.
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/Rationales.html

Reconstructing Assumptions
Changing enthymemes into syllogisms.
../EGR/Reconstructing.html

Reinforcers and Voluntary Behavior
The probability theory required by reinforcement theory is incompatible with the logic of voluntarism.
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/RewRein.html

Rewards and Reinforcers, More on
... the concepts are randomly associated ...
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/MoreRein.html

Task Structure and Ability -- simulation
Modeled on Edward Deming's Red Ball Experiment
../EGR/SIMStructureAbility.html

SEM FAQ, Ed Rigdon's
This site addresses "Frequently Asked Questions" about structural equation modeling (SEM).
http://www2.gsu.edu/~mkteer/semfaq.html

Structural Equation Modeling
... is a very general, very powerful multivariate analysis tool ...
www.statsoft.com/textbook/stsepath.html

The Surprise Test. A Paradox?
Two possible ways of giving a surprise test. Neither particularly surprising.
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/SurpriseTest.html

The UVic Writer's Guide: Ambiguity
... A portmanteau word is a particular type of ambiguity, in which two words and their ...
web.uvic.ca/wguide/Pages/LTAmbiguity.html

Thinking. Do Computers Do It? -- critical essay
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/Armchair.html

Three Interaction Analysis Systems - Charts and observation grid
How might students and teachers behave? 
../EGR/IASystems.html

Types of Heuristics
Gigerenzer's quickies compared to standard procedures
../EGR/TYPESofHEURISTICS.html

Varieties of Explanation &  Cause -- definitions, activity
../EGR/Explanation.html

Venn Diagram Basic
The Graphic Organizer is the premier web site ...
www.graphic.org/venbas.html

Venn Diagram Generator
Make a Venn diagram in seconds! ...
teachers.teach-nology.com/ web_tools/graphic_org/venn_diagrams/

Venn Diagram
Venn Diagrams are useful for examining similarities and ...
www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/tvenn.htm

Violence vs. Wrongdoing
Case analysis exercises.
http://www.newfoundations.com/CaseModels/Violence.html

Voluntary Behavior
Conditions of identification. A set-theoretic approach.
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/FunAnBeh.html#Voluntary

What is a Problem? analysis activity
http://www.newfoundations.com/Problems/ProbQues.html

What is a Synopsis? instruction sheet
../EGR/synopsis.html

What is a System?
A "top-down" explanation -- chart of explanations and comments.
../EGR/system.html

What is an "At-risk" Student? - essay
What kind of risks should we worry about?
http://www.newfoundations.com/EGR/AtRisk.html

What's the Connection?
State what is unstated in the statements.
../EGR/Connection.html

Wise or Knowledgeable?
Case analysis class activity
../EGR/Wisdom.html

 

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