from Clabaugh & Rozycki Analyzing
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Pre-analysis (form, partisanship)
. Can you state the apparent controversy
as a yes-no question?
2. Are there representatives for both sides of the issue?
Problems of Understanding (slogans, reifications, definitions,
pseudo-solutions, name-calling, presuppositions.)
3. What are the critical terms upon which
this controversy hinges?
a. Give the definitions on which there
seems to be consensus.
Problems of Fact (Feelings, etc. ; Authority, Operationalizing, Inquiry
b. Are there other problems of understanding?
4. What are the issues of fact underlying
a. What sources of fact (authorities) are recognized
by both parties?
b. Are there other issues relating to fact that need clarification?
Problems of Value (Fact & value, benefits & costs, responsibility)
5. What issues of value are there which
relate to this controversy?
Meta-analysis: (logical errors, problems
with consensus, commitments to a special theory of society, agendas
6. Are there metaproblems?