Errors in Sampling

In Induction, the minor premiss is a case, i.e. the statement that a sample has been chosen to represent a broader class known as the population. If the minor premiss is false, then the sample does not truly represent the population that it was chosen to represent. In that event, no matter how accurate or unbiased our observations may be, generalizing those observations to the whole population is not warranted.

The fallacies in the Errors in Sampling category are...

Hasty Generalization

Uncharacteristic Sample

False Analogy

Uncontrolled Factors

 

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