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Identifying where influence exists and the direction of that influence.
Annotated bibliography of web sites, books and articles for your further investigation.
Some ways to get students thinking about the quality of causal inferences and how to detect intellectual "cheap shots."
Cause-and-effect thinking can be stimulated by this unique writing assignment and peer evaluation process.
Develop students' intellectual flexibility by having them build cases for a cause-effect hypothesis, then have them probe other hypotheses and the weaknesses of their own arguments.
Sensitize students to fallacies in causal reasoning by asking them to generate and then reverse causal inferences.
Giving students practice generating alternative hypotheses is crucial to their critical thinking development. This activity can begin that process.
Critical analysis of popular news stories can demonstrate to students the everyday usefulness of critical thinking skills.