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Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking (8th Edition) (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Neil Browne

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Title:Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking (8th Edition)
Authors:Neil Browne
Info:Prentice Hall (2006), Paperback, 212 pages
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Asking the Right Questions
When I was asked to add a critical thinking module to a recent creative thinking session I turned to Asking the Right Questions by M. Neil Browne and Stuart Keeley for one reason – they emphasize that the right mental approach is to be curious first, “critical” second.

The approach the book takes to critical thinking (the full title is Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking) is to analyze writing, including your own, with a series of questions. The questions lead one first to understand the issues and conclusions of the author, and then to be curious about how the author’s reasons lead to the conclusion.

In doing so, they run through most of the ways reasons don’t necessarily add up.

For fun, do this: read the book then pick up a speech by a politician. Uh-huh. ( )
  ldmarquet | Feb 22, 2010 |
An excellent guide to not only the analysis of other people's arguments, but also in responsibly creating good arguments to be presented to others. Unfortunately, the book was slightly more by the authors' politically correct agenda. In a book that purports to teach objectivity, the social agenda of the writers' should not be so readily apparent. They're critical thinking becomes blurred times when it involves what is apparently some of their pet social concerns. Other than this minor concern, it's an excellent book and I highly recommend it. ( )
  jaygheiser | Jul 24, 2008 |
recommended.practical ( )
  truphe | Jan 27, 2008 |
A great overview of critical thinking. ( )
  BrianDewey | Aug 7, 2007 |
A great guide to basic research design. ( )
  justine | Sep 16, 2006 |
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The habits and attitudes associated with critical thinking are transferable to consumer, medical, legal, and general ethical choices. When our surgeon says surgery is needed, it can be life sustaining to seek answers to the critical questions encouraged in Asking the Right Questions This popular book helps bridge the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysing the things we are told and read. It gives strategies for responding to alternative points of view and will help readers develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject.

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This updated text helps bridge the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis. It teaches how to respond to alternative points of view and develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject. --from publisher descriptioin… (more)

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